Apple's First A24 Film to Star Bill Murray and Rashida Jones, Sofia Coppola to Direct

Apple late last year teamed up with indie entertainment studio A24 to produce a series of films for its upcoming streaming service, and now the first film under that partnership is in the works.

According to Variety, Apple and A24's first movie will be directed by Sofia Coppola, known for directing movies like "The Virgin Suicides," "Lost in Translation," "Marie Antoinette," and "The Bling Ring."

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Image credit: Guillaume Collet/Sipa/REX/Shutterstock, via Variety

The movie, "On the Rocks," will star Bill Murray, who often works with Coppola, and Rashida Jones, known for her roles in "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation."

"On the Rocks" will follow a young mother who reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York. Production on the movie is set to start next month.

Apple has more than a dozen television shows in the works, with many in the casting stages, but the filming schedule for "On the Rocks" suggests it will be Apple's first movie to be completed.

Rumors have suggested Apple is working on a streaming service that will provide access to Apple-produced TV shows and movies, with some content available for free. Apple is said to be aiming to launch the new service in 2019.

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Top Rated Comments

Steve121178 Avatar
72 months ago
Terrible cast just looking at the names.
It can’t be terrible. Bill Murray is in it.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
the future Avatar
72 months ago
This sounds absolutely awesome. Coppola is one of the very finest directors working today. Lost In Translation, also with Bill Murray, was a subtle, moving masterpiece.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve121178 Avatar
72 months ago
Lost in Translation was pretty dire.
Disagree, as do many others with its 7.8 rating on IMDB. I thought it was a very good movie about two strangers. It also captured all the quirks of Tokyo to a tee.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
subjonas Avatar
72 months ago
It can’t be terrible. Bill Murray is in it.
I’ll pretty much watch anything with Bill Murray in it.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ryanwarsaw Avatar
72 months ago
It can’t be terrible. Bill Murray is in it.
Lost in Translation was pretty dire.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macguru212 Avatar
72 months ago
This sounds absolutely awesome. Coppola is one of the very finest directors working today. Lost In Translation, also with Bill Murray, was a subtle, moving masterpiece.
Couldn't agree more. It took me years to fully appreciate Lost In Translation - IMO it's a very delicate film, it required maturity for me.

It will be a delight to see how this new project works out!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)