Actors Cherry Jones and Jason Segel have joined the cast of upcoming Apple TV+ original movie The Sky Is Everywhere. Jones (HBO’s Succession and Apple TV+’s Defending Jacob) and Segel (the excellent Forgetting Sarah Marshall) will join relative newcomer Grace Kaufman.
The movie is an adaptation of a Jandy Nelson young-adult novel. The plot follows a high-school girl mourning the death of her sister. She becomes romantically attached to her late sister’s fiancé and another young man newly arrived in town.
Apple, which acquired the rights to The Sky Is Everywhere in October 2019, teamed up with indie film studio A24 for the adaptation. Josephine Decker (Madeline) will direct, with Nelson adapting her own novel for the script. No release date has yet been announced.
Apple TV+: An impressive slate of movies
Apple TV+ continues to embrace original movies. So far, these have included the likes of the Samuel L. Jackson-starring The Banker and Tom Hanks’ Greyhound, the latter of which proved particularly successful with viewers.
Other forthcoming Apple TV+ movies will include Werner Herzog astronomy documentary Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds, Jake Gyllenhaal thriller Snow Blind, Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon (starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro) and Antoine Fuqua’s Emancipation (with Will Smith). If it’s not careful, Apple’s going to have a pretty darn compelling roster of movies on its streaming service.
Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month, but it’s currently free for one year if you buy a new iPad, iPhone, Mac or Apple TV. It will also show up in subscription bundle Apple One, a collection of services offered at a discount. Apple One will debut later this fall.
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