Variety has the report for us on Thursday. According to the publication, the bittersweet comedy starring Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation and Bill Murray (Ghostbusters), will premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival as part of the new spotlight section. This is the 58th annual NY Film Festival, and the new spotlight section will give sneak previews and more to upcoming films.
The spotlight section opens on September 17, 2020, and will premiere Lovers Rock from Steve McQueen. Interestingly, the report doesn’t include the date that Coppola’s On the Rocks will actually make its debut. But we know that the film will launch on Apple TV+ sometime in October. The spotlight section wraps up on October 11, so we can expect it to happen before then.
In case you need a quick reminder, here’s the first official trailer for On the Rocks:
And here’s the film’s description:
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.
This is one of the more anticipated films coming to Apple TV+, thanks in part to Coppola’s direction. But this has been a long time coming, too. Coppola and Murray first worked together way back in 2003 with the film Lost in Translation, which turned out to be a turning point for Murray’s film career. It revealed he can do wonders in a dramatic role, a change from his comedic roots.
In any event, at least we don’t have that much longer to wait to see this film. Who’s looking forward to checking it out in October?