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Apr 12, 2001

Apple has inked a deal for "Palmer," an upcoming football movie that stars actor Justin Timberlake, with the movie now set to premiere on Apple TV+.


"Palmer" follows former football phenomenon Eddie Palmer (played by Timberlake) who returns to his hometown to get his life back on track after a stint in prison. Back at home, Palmer faces lingering conflicts from his past as he looks after a young boy who has been abandoned by his mother.

Along with Justin Timberlake, "Palmer" stars Juno Temple, June Squibb, Alisha Wainright, and new actor Ryder Allen.

There is no word on when "Palmer" will be coming to Apple TV+, but Apple has been picking up multiple films as of late to boost its Apple TV+ catalog.

"Greyhound," a WWII film starring Tom Hanks, premiered last Friday, and upcoming movies include "Snow Blind" with Jake Gyllenhaal, "Killers of the Flower Moon" with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro, "Emancipation" created by director Antoine Fuqua, "Sharper" with Julianne Moore, and "On the Rocks" with Bill Murray and Rashida Jones.

Article Link: Justin Timberlake Film 'Palmer' Coming to Apple TV+


macrumors G3
May 30, 2002
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sounds like a home grown tale. I’m in. Timberlake, who’s married to a woman with the same maiden name as his, has been steadily improving his on screen talent. I wish more singers would do the same yet some just horribly flop with 1 great showcase of their acting skills (J-Lo, Madonna, etc).


macrumors 6502a
Mar 31, 2017
I am just happy Apple is buying up more sports-centric content. It's a real gaping hole in Apple's lineup. And hey, maybe this will be JT's breakout acting performance. Maybe he's been practicing really hard during this quarantine. ;)
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macrumors 601
Jul 31, 2011
Football. Where Feet are hardly ever used.

American Football is just a blend of soccer and rugby, both of which were played with your feet. The who idea of using your hands in American Football is a relatively new rule that was borrowed from modified rugby rules. Most of the history of American Football you either didn't use your hands or you could only run with it.

Also, for what it is worth, American's call football by the name soccer because American's used to call it Association Football, but the press abbreviated it as soc to save space. Fans read it so often they started calling it that in everyday speech. But soc is awkward and so it turned into soccer. So soccer is just a nickname for an abbreviation for a formal title.
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macrumors 68000
Jun 6, 2005
Really sad he never took off as an actor. He is simply fantastic. And I heard he sings. Chose weird roles though.
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Aug 14, 2010
Really sad he never took off as an actor. He is simply fantastic. And I heard he sings. Chose weird roles though.

He did take off as an actor, he’s been in big hits like Friends with Benefits, the Social Network, In Time, Bad Teacher and more recently his voice work for Trolls. He took an acting break recently to release a new album, which was also successful. He was popular enough to be a leading man in movies with box office success.
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