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Apple TV+ signs 'Spider-Man' star to its 'The Last Thing He Told Me' series

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What you need to know

  • Angourie Rice has signed on for Apple TV+ show *The Last Thing He Told Me.
  • Rice will star opposite Jennifer Garner.
  • Spider-Man fans will remember Rice for her recurring role as Betty Bryant in the most recent movies.

Apple TV+ has reportedly signed Spider-Man star Angourie Rice to its upcoming limited series The Last Thing He Told Me. Rice will star opposite Jennifer Garner on the show that is based on Laura Dave's best-selling book of the same name.

Deadline reports that Rice will play Bailey, the step-daughter of Garner's lead character Hannah.

Created and adapted by Dave alongside series co-creator and Academy Award-winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), The Last Thing He Told Me follows Hannah (Garner), a woman who forms an unexpected relationship with her sixteen-year-old stepdaughter while searching for the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared.

The series will be produced for Apple TV+ by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine outfit, the same one that previously helped bring shows like Truth Be Told and The Morning Show to the streamer.

Rice is probably best known for her role as Betty Bryant in the most recent Spider-Man trilogy alongside Tom Holland and Zendaya. She also starred opposite Kate Winslet in the exceptional Mare of Easttown for HBO.

While Jennifer Garner will play the lead role in The Last Thing He Told Me, she wasn't the first choice. Julia Roberts was originally set to play the role of Hannah before a change last year.

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Oliver Haslam
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.