Apple TV+ lands film about the life of Michael J. Fox

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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has landed a new feature film about Michael J. Fox.
  • The film will be directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim.
  • It will take an intimate look at the life of the beloved actor.

Apple TV+ has landed a new feature film that will focus on the life of beloved actor Michael J. Fox.

In a press release, the company announced that Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim will direct the film, which will take an intimate look at Fox's professional and personal life.

The film, directed by Guggenheim, which will incorporate documentary, archival and scripted elements, will recount Fox's extraordinary story in his own words — the improbable tale of an undersized kid from a Canadian army base who rose to the heights of stardom in 1980s Hollywood. The account of Fox's public life, full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss, will unspool alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at age 29, with Parkinson's disease. Intimate and honest, and produced with unprecedented access to Fox and his family, the film will chronicle Fox's personal and professional triumphs and travails, and will explore what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease. With a mix of adventure and romance, comedy and drama, watching the film will feel like… well, like a Michael J. Fox movie.

Interestingly, Steve Job's wife, Laurene Powell Jobs, is one of the executive producers of the film. Concordia Studio, who also worked with Apple on "Boy's State," is producing this film as well.

The untitled Michael J. Fox feature film is produced by Concordia Studio. Guggenheim, Annetta Marion ("Oprah's Master Class"), Will Cohen ("Divide and Conquer") and Jonathan King ("Spotlight," "Roma," "Green Book") serve as producers, with Laurene Powell Jobs ("Boys State," "A Thousand Cuts"), Jonathan Silberberg ("Time," "Boys State," "Summer of Soul [… Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised]"), Nicole Stott ("Time," "Boys State," "Summer of Soul [… Or, "When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised]") and Fox's long-time producing partner Nelle Fortenberry ("Adventures of an Incurable Optimist") executive producing. The project marks the second partnership for Apple and Concordia Studio following the Emmy Award-winning documentary "Boys State."

It's currently unclear when the film will premiere on Apple TV+. If you want to ensure you get to watch it in the best picture quality when it does, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2022.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.