Apple TV+ movie 'Hala' gets its first trailer

Apple's TV+: Everything you need to know!
Apple's TV+: Everything you need to know! (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • The first trailer for "Hala" has been released.
  • The movie tells the story of a 17-year-old Pakistani American teenager.
  • It'll be shown in theaters before airing on Apple TV+.

While "The Morning Show" and "See" have been grabbing headlines, "Hala" is a movie that has largely gone under the radar. But no more, with Apple sharing its first trailer.

"Hala" will follow the story of 17-year-old Hala, played by Geraldine Viswanathan and includes the struggles she has to deal with as a Pakistani American teenager.

Seventeen-year-old Pakistani American teenager Hala (Geraldine Viswanathan) struggles to balance desire with her familial, cultural and religious obligations. As she comes into her own, she grapples with a secret that threatens to unravel her family.Written and directed by Minhal Baig and executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, "Hala" was an official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

The movie will be shown in cinemas from November 22nd and will make its debut on Apple TV+ two weeks after that. Apple TV+ is now available for $4.99 per month and is offered in more than 100 countries. Anyone buying an iPhone, iPod touch, Apple TV, Mac, or iPad will receive a free year of access, too. Students who also subscribe to Apple Music will receive Apple TV+ free of charge as well.

Oliver Haslam

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