“Palmer,” a new drama starring Justin Timberlake, with Oscar-nominee June Squibb co-starring alongside Timberlake, has now premiered on the Apple TV+ streaming service.
As iDB reported earlier, “Palmer” is a new original film for the Cupertino streamer following the very well-received World War II epic “Greyhound” (starring Tom Hanks) that premiered on Apple TV+ the last year. “Palmer” is directed by Fisher Stevens and written by Cheryl Guerriero.
Watch a first-look “Palmer” featurette, embedded below.
We recently showed you Apple’s first trailer for “Palmer”.
Apple’s pitch for “Palmer”
Justin Timberlake is a former high school football star, named Eddie Palmer, who goes from hometown hero to convicted felon, spending the next 12 years in a state penitentiary. After returning home, he moves back in with Vivian (June Squibb), the grandmother who raised him. While trying to keep his head down and rebuild a quiet life for himself, Palmer is haunted by “memories of his glory days and the suspicious eyes of his small-town community.”
Here’s how Apple describes the film:
Things become more complicated when Vivian’s hard-living neighbor Shelly (Juno Temple) disappears on a prolonged bender, leaving her precocious and unique 7-year-old son Sam (Ryder Allen), often the target of bullying, in Palmer’s reluctant care. In time, Palmer is drawn into a more hopeful world as he forges a connection with Sam through their shared experience of being made to feel different by those around them.
That’s when things start getting better for Palmer.
Life improves for Palmer, and a romance develops between him and Sam’s teacher Maggie (Alisha Wainwright). An inspiring and unexpected journey unfolds for the three of them, but soon Palmer’s past threatens to tear apart this new life.
How to watch “Palmer”
You can watch “Palmer” right now, at no additional charge, with an Apple TV+ subscription.
Apple TV+ is priced at five bucks per month after a free seven-day trial. The service is also available in the Apple One subscription bundles. And if you buy new Apple-branded hardware that could stream Apple TV+, Apple will treat you to a year’s worth of service.
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