Apple Signs Deal for 'Hala,' a Coming-of-Age Drama Executive Produced by Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Apple has purchased the rights to "Hala" a coming of age drama directed by Minhal Baig and produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, reports Variety.

    The movie premiered at the 2019 Sundance film festival, and marks Apple's first purchase of the event. It's not known if "Hala" will debut on iTunes or if it will be shown in theaters.

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    "Hala" follows the life of Hala, a 17 year old girl "navigating the conflicting worlds of her traditional Muslim household and her modern high school."
    Geraldine Viswanathan, known for "Blockers" plays the title role, while Purbi Josh, Azad Khan, Gabriel Luna, Anna Chlumsky, and Jack Kilmer also star in the movie. "Hala" is director Minhal Baig's second feature-length film.

    "Hala" is one of several movies that Apple is distributing. The company has also signed a deal with film studio A24, and it has acquired the rights to "The Elephant Queen." Apple also has more than a dozen original television shows in the works, with details available in the original content section of our Apple TV roundup.

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  2. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

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    Will her son and daughter be in it?

    After Earth. Nepotism runs strong in that family.
     
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    She’s awful. This is a hard no for me.
     
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    Can the chatter about Apple avoiding adult material officially end now?
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    You know it’s already been cast, filmed, and premiered right?
     
  5. 341328 Suspended

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    Apple and Tim pushing his agenda again. While working with China. Please.
     
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    I know 28-30 TV series is technically ‘more than a dozen’. But shouldn’t MR at some point write more than two dozen?
     
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    Imagine how silly you’d look if you put a similar comment on Netflix’s forum every time they released or bought a new TV show or film.

    Unless you’re suggesting Tim Cook is a 17 year old Muslim female, or you just saw the word “Muslim” and surmised that Apple must therefore be pushing a political agenda, I’m struggling to find how you came to your conclusion.
     
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    Apple Ping was a better idea than this new venture for Apple.
     
  10. Rojaaemon macrumors regular

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    It sounds super exciting and look at that dramatic photo of a young girl in hijab sitting in an empty swimming pool. That is drama defined!

    Icing on the cake: A short title which has no meaning unless you speak Arabic. Can't wait!
     
  11. nikaru macrumors 6502

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    Im sorry that you are struggling to see the obvious. Among hundreds of movies, Apple went for the dramatic story of this good muslim girl that is having a hard time developing as a person within the limits of its own religion while she lives in white western cristian society that is oppresing her famility's traditions and religion. And this movie would be obviously on the front home screen of every person who subscribe to the future apple content service.
     
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    Nothing wrong with that; I see many other Hollywood stars doing this.

    Either way this reads like a very good story!!
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    Please tell me what it means. We “here” in wanting to watch a very fresh take of story that is different than what Hollywood pushes or what the Hays Code still shows up in movies like Will Smiths “focus” - good movie yet I’m sick of some content that repeatedly gets played out.

    You seriously don’t want to see a movie with a fresh new perspective of lives other may go through different from your own? That’s fine. Just remember any movie that any distributor is carrying will be marketed in some way on the front of customers that consume such content. Be it Solo, lady with the dragon tattoo etc. Netflix’s offerings are no different showing various content on the main screen that not everyone is going to like.

    We have choices of offerings that both you and I can enjoy and choose. That’s a good thing.
     
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    According to RT jury is split (for now). Some complaints about a cliché'd story.

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hala/
     
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    Fair enough. I can understand the 'teenager coming into adulthood; finding out who they are' cliche ... but this take is still a bit fresh, at least here in N. America even if a lot of people are aware of the fear or common practice of arranged marriages (merits/caveats)
     
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    I tend not to judge movies I haven't watched yet. I guess we'll see. It doesn't sound interesting to me, but that doesn't mean that it's not well made. "Searching" (2018) didn't interest me either, but after watching it I found it one of the best movies of the decade.
     
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    Tell the guys who buy jeans from Bangladesh, t-shirts from Vietnam and electronics from China. Please...
     
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    islam vs a non-Muslim civilisation.

    World history has already taught us hard lessons there, thanks.

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