Two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali (Green Book, Moonlight) will star in Apple TV+’s newest original film, Swan Song, the company announced Wednesday. The film is set to begin production this spring and will also be released in theaters, for those of us who aren’t on the Apple TV+ train yet.
Not only does the film star an Oscar-winning actor, but it’s also directed and written by Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary (Stutterer). Not too much has been released as far as explicit details of the film, but Swan Song is described as “a genre-bending drama” set in the future about Ali’s character, Milo, who must sacrifice everything he has for the people he loves.
“I’ve been developing Swan Song for a while and when I sat down with Apple it was immediately clear they completely understood my vision,” said Cleary in a statement. “Once Mahershala agreed to join us I knew we had something really special. To be making this movie with Mahershala and Anonymous at Apple is an absolute dream.”
Just when we thought Ali couldn’t impress us even more, he also co-produces the film alongside Anonymous Content and Apple.
“Benjamin’s script for Swan Song immediately connected with us,” said Matt Dentler, Apple’s head of feature development and acquisitions. “We cannot wait to bring Benjamin’s vision together with Mahershala’s undeniable talent to deliver this powerfully layered story to audiences around the world.”
Revisit our January 2019 appreciation of Ali right here.