Date: 6th September 2019
Justin Timberlake is set to star in Fisher Stevens' upcoming drama feature Palmer for Sk Global.
Academy Award-winning producer Charles B. Wessler (Green Book) will produce alongside Sk Global co-CEOs John Penotti and Charlie Corwin. Sidney Kimmel and Daniel Nadler will also produce. Sk Global and Nadler will co-finance the film, the script of which appeared on the 2016 Blacklist.
Timberlake will play a former college football phenom who gets out of prison and returns to his hometown to get his life back on track. Not only is he confronted with lingering conflicts from his past, but he suddenly finds himself in charge of a unique young boy who has been abandoned by his wayward mother, and turns out to be the man’s most surprising challenge of all.
Stevens won an Oscar as a producer on the 2010 documentary The Cove, and he previously directed both the Leonardo DiCaprio-produced documentary Before the Flood and the HBO documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Stevens is also a well-known actor who can currently appears on Succession, and will soon be seen in Edward Norton‘s Motherless Brooklyn and Wes Anderson‘s The French Dispatch.
Source: Press Release