Appel announced today that the upcoming feature film “On The Rocks” will be coming to theaters and its own Apple TV+ streaming service in October.
Directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones of “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation,” “On The Rocks” marks the company’s first collaboration with Oscar-winning indie entertainment studio A24. The Cupertino firm in 2018 inked a multi-year deal with A24 to produce a slate of original films for Apple TV+.
You can now add “On The Rocks” to your Up Next queue in the TV app.
Starring Bill Murray, Rashida Jones and Marlon Wayans, this comedy film is written and directed by Sofia Coppola. The producers are Youree Henley and Sofia Coppola. Co-producer is Caroline Jaczko and executive producers are Fred Roos, Mitch Glazer and Roman Coppola.
Apple today released the first trailer for “On The Rocks”, which you can watch right ahead.
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Here’s Apple’s description of “On The Rocks”:
A young New York mother faced with sudden doubts about her marriage teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father to tail her husband. What follows is a sparkling comic adventure across the city – drawing father and daughter closer together despite one detour after another. Acclaimed filmmaker Sofia Coppola brings a light touch to this blend of an exuberant love letter to New York, a generation-clash comedy about how we see relationships differently from our parents, and a funny celebration of the complications that bind modern families even as they tie us in crazy knots.
Laura (Rashida Jones) thinks she’s happily hitched, but when her husband Dean (Marlon Wayans) starts logging late hours at the office with a new co-worker, Laura begins to fear the worst. She turns to the one man she suspects may have insight: her charming, impulsive father Felix (Bill Murray), who insists they investigate the situation. As the two begin prowling New York at night, careening from uptown parties to downtown hotspots, they discover at the heart of their journey lies their own relationship.
Coppola and Apple are working together on another project — according to a May report by Deadline, they’re adapting the novel “The Custom of the Country” by author Edith Wharton. Coppola will reportedly be serving as the writer for the upcoming limited series, as well as the director. The new series will likely share the same title as the novel.
Actress Julianne Moore has joined the Apple TV+ and A24 film “Sharper” which details one woman’s long con through the wealthy elite in Manhattan. Plus, Apple and A24 are adapting the novel “The Sky is Everywhere” by author Jandy Nelson, which revolves around high school student Lennie Walker as she tries to deal with the loss of her sister, while also falling in love.
The companies worked on the new comedy series “Ted Lasso,” now streaming on Apple TV+.