Mahershala Ali’s next feature project is for Apple TV+.
Ali will produce and star in Swan Song. The film, described as “genre-bending,” will be produced by Anonymous Content and Apple and is written and directed by Oscar-winner Benjamin Cleary. It will be set in the near future and, according to Variety, “explores how far someone will go, and how much they’ll sacrifice, to make a happier life for the people they love.” “Benjamin’s script for Swan Song immediately connected with us,” said Matt Dentler, Apple’s head of feature development and acquisitions. “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.”
Anonymous Content’s Adam Shulman, who is producing with Anonymous Content’s Jacob Perlin, also talked about Clearly’s “rare talent” as well as Ali’s addition to the project. “We are tremendously grateful to be working with Mahershala Ali and Ben on this thought-provoking project, that we’re sure will be a conversation starter,” he said, describing it as a story “that harkens to many of the great films that began at Anonymous Content such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich.”
Production will begin this spring.
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