Apple TV+ buys hot new 'Fingernails' movie featuring Jessie Buckley & Riz Ahmed

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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has reportedly bought the rights for a new sci-fi love story featuring Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed.
  • Fingernails was expected to be a sought-after acquisition during the Cannes Market sales.
  • There is no release window for the project but production is expected to begin later this year.

Apple TV+ has reportedly bought the rights for the upcoming sci-fi love story Fingernails featuring Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed. The deal went down over the weekend for what was considered to be one of the hottest movies pitched at the Cannes Market.

The new movie will carry the Apple Original Films moniker with FilmNation, Cate Blanchett, Coco Francini, and Andrew Upton of Dirty Films also involved according to Deadline. Jerome Duboz will be executive producer on the project that will also be the English language debut of director Christos Nikou.

As for the movie itself, it's already sounding like a must-watch for Apple TV+ subscribers.

In this sci-fi love story, a test has been discovered that measures whether married couples are truly in love, and institutes have opened to help couples succeed. Anna (Buckley) is skeptical of the positive result she's received with her longtime partner, so she starts working in a love institute as an assistant to Trevor (Ahmed) a mysterious and dedicated instructor.

Production of the new Apple TV+ movie is expected to begin later this year with no word yet on when we can expect it to arrive on our television screens. Those with an Apple TV+ subscription do have plenty to enjoy for the time being, of course, but there is no denying that this has the makings of another potential hit for the streaming service.

If you want to enjoy Fingernails and the rest of Apple TV+'s growing content library in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.