Apple Inks Deal for 'Mosquito Coast' Series Starring Justin Theroux

Apple has signed a deal for an adaptation of "The Mosquito Coast" set to star Justin Theroux, reports Variety.

"The Mosquito Coast" is based on the 1981 novel of the same name by Paul Theroux, Justin Theroux's uncle.

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The novel is told from the viewpoint of 14-year-old main character Charlie Fox and focuses on his father, Allie, who is an inventor. Allie becomes critical of American consumerism and culture, deciding to uproot his family and move to La Mosquitia on the Mosquito Coast of Honduras.

The book is being adapted for television by Neil Cross, who is also serving as showrunner. Rupert Wyatt is executive producing and will direct multiple episodes.

Theroux is known for his roles in "Maniac," "The Leftovers," "American Psycho," "Zoolander," and more.

"The Mosquito Coast" will be available through Apple TV+, Apple's upcoming streaming television service that's set to launch on November 1. ‌Apple TV+‌ will be priced at $4.99 per month.

Top Rated Comments

Keness Avatar
37 months ago
He is going to star in an adaptation of his own uncle's novel... That's just cool.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
latts Avatar
37 months ago
Let’s hope it holds its own against the brilliant movie with Harrison Ford and River PHOENIX
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DevNull0 Avatar
37 months ago
You do realize that Apple TV plus will this year become the largest streaming service in the world, and will dwarf Netflix and soon have a 100 million more subscribers than Netflix?? ...
Wow...it's hard to even comprehend such religious faith. This year pass netflix 100 million. :rolleyes:

I have no doubt the numbers will be good, but I think even Timmy's dream scenario isn't passing netflix at all this year.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rogifan Avatar
37 months ago
Good, more content. Keep it going.

Netflix wringing their hands.
Netflix just dropped the trailer for Daybreak.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AvisDeene Avatar
37 months ago
I hope Apple doesn't give us content that is too PC and would be willing to branch out and make shows as dark and action filled as Netflix's "DareDevil" and Amazons "The Boys" are.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DevNull0 Avatar
37 months ago

However, Apple has so much money, they could literally buy Disney if they wanted to go completely insane.
Disney is worth $244 billion. I doubt even Apple could manage a takeover. I don't think you realize just how much of the entertainment world Disney owns now.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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