Apple lands sci-fi courtroom drama 'Dolly' starring Florence Pugh

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Apple TV+ has picked up the rights to "Dolly," a new feature film starring Florence Pugh, after a reportedly competitive bidding war.

Credit: Deadline
Credit: Deadline


The film is described as a sci-fi courtroom drama. In "Dolly," a companion "doll" robot kills its owner. She then shocks the world by claiming that she is not guilty and asking for a lawyer.

Deadline reports that the project has not yet been greenlit. The film's script still needs to be written and a director needs to be attached. The film did catch the interest of four bidders, including multiple studios and another streaming platform besides Apple TV+.

Pugh, known for her roles in "Midsommar" and "Little Women," will take the lead role. Vanessa Taylor and Drew Pearce will write the script.

The film will join a growing slate of Apple original film content, which includes the recently released Justin Timberlake flick "Palmer" and upcoming film "Cherry," starring Tom Holland.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    Sound Interesting... !!!
  • Reply 2 of 9
    I remember Florence Pugh in the Little Drummer Girl series based on LeCarre’s book.
    Enjoyed that one, looking forward to this one already.
  • Reply 3 of 9
    seriously, you can buy a film without a script??
  • Reply 4 of 9
    crowleycrowley Posts: 7,633member
    badmonk said:
    seriously, you can buy a film without a script??
    Why not, if the idea has been pitched and sounds interesting, and the screenwriters have previous form? Seems like good sense to get ahead of the game. If the script ends up not being great then it can be revised or abandoned altogether, Apple haven't committed to making it yet.
  • Reply 5 of 9
    entropysentropys Posts: 2,881member
    are the lawyers goodies or baddies?
    cornchip
  • Reply 6 of 9
    Apple+ needs to wake up and get some mainstream content to build it audience.  This another failure buy!  It not really sci-fi either.  It is a courtroom drama.  
    edited February 11
  • Reply 7 of 9
    crowleycrowley Posts: 7,633member
    Apple+ needs to wake up and get some mainstream content to build it audience.  This another failure buy!  It not really sci-fi either.  It is a courtroom drama.  
    Star Trek: The Measure Of A Man wasn't sci-fi then?  Does it even matter as long as it's good TV?
  • Reply 8 of 9
    mike1mike1 Posts: 2,598member
    badmonk said:
    seriously, you can buy a film without a script??

    Happens all the time. Somebody bought the rights to every book that was ever turned into a movie. Obviously then, they buy the rights and then write the script etc.
  • Reply 9 of 9
    You mean the classic Outer Limits episode "I, Robot" (1964) in which "A cynical lawyer is hired by a young woman to prove that her uncle was not killed by his invention - a sophisticated robot?"
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