'Swan Song' is Apple TV+'s newest original movie starring Mahershala Ali

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What you need to know

  • Apple has announced a new movie for Apple TV+.
  • The original movie will star Mahershala Ali.
  • It'll go into production this Spring.

Apple has announced a new, original movie that will be coming to its Apple TV+ streaming service. The movie is called "Swan Song" and it will star Mahershala Ali.

While Apple didn't say when we can expect the movie to be ready for us to watch, it did say that it will go into production this spring. It will also have a run in theaters before becoming exclusively available to Apple TV+ subscribers.

"Swan Song" is a genre-bending drama that will be directed by Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary ("Stutterer"), who also wrote the project. Set in the near future, the film explores how far someone will go, and how much they'll sacrifice, to make a happier life for the people they love. Mahershala Ali will star in the film as Milo.

Director Cleary spoke about his vision for the movie as well as Apple's roll in making it happen.

"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 Benjamin Cleary. "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."

Once "Swan Song" is available on Apple TV+ you'll need the $4.99 per month subscription to enjoy it and the rest of the growing library of original content Apple has bankrolled.

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.