Apple TV+ has released an official trailer for Palmer. It will mark Justin Timberlake‘s return to acting after a three-year hiatus (Trolls films excluded).
Eh, it looks okay. I don’t really see anything special here, but the acting looks pretty solid. I might have to check this one out (considering it’s not like there’s an endless array of AppleTV+ movies to pick from).
Former high-school football star Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) went from hometown hero to convicted felon, earning himself twelve years in a state penitentiary. He returns home to Louisiana, where he moves back in with Vivian (June Squibb), the grandmother who raised him. While trying to keep his head down and rebuild a quiet life for himself, Palmer is haunted by memories of his glory days and the suspicious eyes of his small town community. Things become more complicated when Vivian’s hard-living neighbor Shelly (Juno Temple) disappears on a prolonged bender, leaving her precocious and unique 7-year-old son Sam (Ryder Allen), often the target of bullying, in Palmer’s reluctant care. In time, Palmer is drawn into a more hopeful world as he forges a connection with Sam through their shared experience of being made to feel different by those around them. Life improves for Palmer, and a romance develops between him and Sam’s teacher Maggie (Alisha Wainwright). An inspiring and unexpected journey unfolds for the three of them, but soon Palmer’s past threatens to tear apart this new life.
Palmer begins streaming January 29, 2021 on Apple TV+.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?