Trailer: Justin Timberlake takes a gender non-conforming child under his wing in ‘Palmer’
The Apple TV+ original film debuts in January
Former high-school football star Eddie Palmer (Academy Award nominee 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 (Academy Award nominee 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 (Ted Lasso‘s Juno Temple) disappears on a prolonged bender, leaving her precocious and unique 7-year-old son Sam (newcomer Ryder Allen, in their film debut), 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.
Palmer is directed by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens (2010’s The Cove) and written by Cheryl Guerriero.
Palmer premieres globally on Apple TV+ January 29.
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