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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."

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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6 weeks ago

Terrible cast just looking at the names.


It can’t be terrible. Bill Murray is in it.
Rating: 17 Votes
6 weeks 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.
Rating: 16 Votes
6 weeks 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.
Rating: 13 Votes
6 weeks ago

It can’t be terrible. Bill Murray is in it.


I’ll pretty much watch anything with Bill Murray in it.
Rating: 10 Votes
6 weeks ago

It can’t be terrible. Bill Murray is in it.


Lost in Translation was pretty dire.
Rating: 5 Votes
6 weeks 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!
Rating: 4 Votes
6 weeks ago
That's a really solid list of names in that headline. I believe in A24
Rating: 3 Votes
6 weeks ago
Hopefully during the movie the playboy father character regales his daughter of the days when there were “dogs and cats, living together... mass hysteria!” in the New York of his youth.
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago

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!


It took me years just to see it; last month on a plane. And I very much enjoyed it. The whole attitude of the film, and the very understated reactions of the main characters to things, while everyone else was quite hyper by comparison, really helped put one in -their- shoes, and played so well with that issue of loneliness and unfamiliarity … and lack of sleep.

I agree with most here … you had me at Bill Murray.
Rating: 2 Votes
6 weeks ago
Terrible cast just looking at the names.
Rating: 2 Votes

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