Mahershala Ali Signs on for New Apple TV+ Movie 'Swan Song'

BY Josiah HughesPublished Feb 19, 2020

In addition to its slate of television series, Apple TV+ has also lined up a bunch of film offerings. Among them is a decidedly highbrow project — a new film from Mahershala Ali and Oscar-winning writer and director Benjamin Cleary.

The film is called Swan Song, and while details are scarce, we do know that it's a "genre-bending drama" set in the near future.

"Benjamin's script for Swan Song immediately connected with us," said Apple's head of feature development Matt Dentler. "We cannot wait to bring Benjamin's vision together with Mahershala's undeniable talent to deliver this powerfully layered story to audiences around the world."

Cleary added, "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. 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."

The release date for Swan Song has not yet been solidified, but we can expect it to run in theatres, as well as on the streamer.


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