Apple TV+ announces new nonfiction feature film about Michael J. Fox

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Apple TV+ has announced a new currently untitled nonfiction project that will chronicle the life of actor and advocate Michael J. Fox.

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Currently in production in New York, L.A., and Vancouver, the documentary will incorporate archival footage, documentary clips, and scripted elements. It will be directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim.

The documentary will "recount Fox's extraordinary story in his own words -- the improbable tale of an undersized kid from a Canadian army base who rose to the heights of stardom in 1980s Hollywood."
The account of Fox's public life, full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss, will unspool alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at age 29, with Parkinson's disease. Intimate and honest, and produced with unprecedented access to Fox and his family, the film will chronicle Fox's personal and professional triumphs and travails, and will explore what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.
The film is produced by Concordia Studio. Guggenheim, Annetta Marion, Will Cohen, and Jonathan King will serve as producers, with Laurene Powell Jobs, Jonathan Silberberg, Nicole Stott, and Nelle Fortenberry executive producing.

Following the release of Emmy Award-winning documentary "Boys State," This untitled film will mark the second project from a partnership between Apple and Concordia Studio.

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    I am genuinely looking forward to watching this.

    I’ve always been keen to find out how his work with Parkinson’s is going.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 3,005member
    For the "scripted elements" part of the show, I was wondering which actor could pass for Michael, and I plugged his (Michael's) face into a facial search engine and the top result for a young version of Michael seemed to be Cody Simpson. Coincidentally, Cody was in a movie in recently that also starred Crispin Glover, who played Michael's dad in Back to the Future.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    I would be interested in knowing about his friendship with James Cagney.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    Fox was genuinely charismatic and talented. I last saw him in Scrubs and his character as a surgeon with OCD was so funny and poignant at the same time.
    I'm looking forward to this.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    I hope they will NOT discuss the tremendously unkind comments a certain deceased talk radio host made about him. F*cker deserves to be forgotten.
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