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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.

The film was directed by Fisher Stevens and written by Cheryl Guerriero. The film stars Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Alisha Wainwright, June Squibb and Ryder Allen.

Produced by Sidney Kimmel, Charles B. Wessler, John Penotti, Charlie Corwin and Daniel Nadler

Executive Produced by: Mark O’Connor, Bruce Toll, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas, Jean-Luc De Fanti, Jared Ian Goldman and Cheryl Guerriero.

“Palmer” will premiere globally on Apple TV+ January 29, 2021.

Today Apple TV+ unveiled the trailer for the new film, “Palmer.”

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