Awkwafina and Glenn Close sign to star in Apple TV + movie ‘Swan Song’

Informed by Deadline, Awkwafina, who won a Golden Globe for her performance in The Farewell, has signed on to star alongside Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG nominee Naomie Harris in the upcoming Apple original film. TV + Swan Song.

The film is described as a story that “explores how far someone will go and how much they will sacrifice to make a happier life for the people they love.” Awkwafina will play alongside Ali’s Milo as the character’s friend.

Benjamin Cleary, also an Oscar winner for his short film Stutterer, wrote the script and is directing the film. Produced by Apple Studios, Anonymous Content and Concordia Studio, it is described as a genre drama set in the near future that explores how far someone will go and how much they will sacrifice to make life happier for the people they love. .

The project was originally announced in February, and its director said they have been developing the idea for the film for a while.

“I’ve been developing ‘Swan Song’ for a while and when I sat down with Apple, it was immediately clear that they fully understood my vision,” said Benjamin Cleary. “Once Mahershala agreed to join us, I knew we had something really special. Making this movie with Mahershala and Anonymous at Apple is an absolute dream. “

It was also revealed yesterday that Glenn Close would also be joining the project in a supporting role. It’s currently unclear when filming for Swan Song will begin or when it will premiere on Apple TV +.

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