The Apple TV+ film library is expanding with an adaptation of the young adult novel “The Sky Is Everywhere” by author Jandy Nelson, and here’s your first look at it.
Apple TV+ film “The Sky Is Everywhere” premiering February 11
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, director Josephine Decker said she always wanted to make a film where you experience every emotion — where you laugh and cry, find tension and release, feel sexy, feel scared.”
“The Sky Is Everywhere” follows the story of 17-year-old Lennie, a teen musical prodigy played by Grace Kaufman. While grieving the death of her sister, played by Havana Rose Liu, Lennie finds herself caught between a new guy at school and her sister’s devastated boyfriend. It’s through “her vivid imagination and conflicted heart,” Apple writes, that she navigates first love and first loss.
On adapting the novel:
I love how Jandy’s script holds comedy alongside tragedy, how she lets us be inside of the playful awkwardness and thrill of first love alongside the raw reality of grief. And she lets us inside of Lennie’s wild imagination.
On filming during the pandemic:
All of the loss that the crew and cast had already witnessed and experienced in 2020 made us keenly aware that we needed to do our best to hold space for the challenging performances in the film and for a story about grief and love.
The author herself adapted the story for the big screen.
When is “The Sky Is Everywhere” arriving?
“The Sky Is Everywhere” arrives on Friday, February 11, 2022, as an Apple TV+ exclusive.
As mentioned earlier, “The Sky Is Everywhere” is the second project from Apple and product company A24. The first project born out of this partnership is called “On the Rocks” and you can read more about it in our separate post. “On the Rocks” stars actors Bill Murray (“Ghostbusters”, “Caddyshack”) and Rashida Jones (“The Office”). The film was directed by Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation”, “The Beguiled”).
Apple and A24 are currently engaged in a multi-year production deal.
Tell me more about “The Sky Is Everywhere”
Apple provides the following blurb for the upcoming film:
Tucked among the magical redwood trees of Northern California and surrounded by her grandmother’s gargantuan roses, 17-year-old Lennie Walker, a radiant musical prodigy, struggles with overwhelming grief following the sudden loss of her older sister, Bailey. When Joe Fontaine, the charismatic new guy at school, enters Lennie’s life, she’s drawn to him.
But Lennie’s complicated relationship with her sister’s devastated boyfriend, Toby, starts to affect Lennie and Joe’s budding love. Through her vivid imagination and honest, conflicted heart, Lennie navigates first love and first loss to create a song of her own.
Back on October 16, 2019, Apple said it’d adapt the best-selling young adult novel by Jandy Nelson, titled “The Sky Is Everywhere,” for a new Apple Original film. Filing as the second film with production company A24 (with which it has a multi-year deal), “The Sky Is Everywhere” focuses on high school student Lennie Walker as she tries to deal with the loss of her sister, while also falling in love. Read: How to sign up for Apple TV+
Josephine Decker (“Madeline’s Madeline”) directed the new film, while Di Novi Pictures having produced the project with Denise Di Novi and Margaret French Isaac.