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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.

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4 weeks ago
He is going to star in an adaptation of his own uncle's novel... That's just cool.
Rating: 8 Votes
4 weeks ago
Let’s hope it holds its own against the brilliant movie with Harrison Ford and River PHOENIX
Rating: 6 Votes
4 weeks 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.
Rating: 4 Votes
4 weeks 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.
Rating: 3 Votes
4 weeks ago

Good, more content. Keep it going.

Netflix wringing their hands.

Netflix just dropped the trailer for Daybreak.
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Rating: 3 Votes
4 weeks ago

They do need some science fiction.


That’s probably why they are making some.
Rating: 2 Votes
4 weeks ago

The Leftovers

I loved the Leftovers, the ending was perfect.

Netflix wringing their hands.

You are probably correct, but I doubt it has anything to do with Apple.



Rating: 2 Votes
4 weeks ago
I for one like these news headlines, I'm not sold on Apple TV+ yet so I would like to know what's coming. Honestly, being Apple and their fanbase demographic, don't they need some sci fi?
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Interesting. His ex wife Jennifer Aniston is also starring on an Apple show. That ought to keep the tabloids busy for awhile.

Anyway, I haven’t read the book but now I’m intrigued. I prefer reading to watching tv but eh, I can do both. :p

I’m really looking forward to trying out my free subscription to Apple TV that I’m going to get with my phone purchase. That was a good idea for Apple to offer it and Goldman Sachs can go choke.

I haven’t watched TV shows in years but I’m starting to get back into it mostly via Amazon Prime. I’m definitely willing to give Apple a chance.


The content is getting good. Maybe Apple will buy the rights to Taboo and we can get that going again. What a good series.
Rating: 2 Votes
4 weeks 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.
Rating: 2 Votes
4 weeks ago
I read the book and loved the movie. I was like 15 or so at the time. I didn't understand the opposition to consumerism or the questioning of the United State's emphasis on capitalism at the time. Now I get it and I feel like I'm turning into Allie Fox. After all, humans are poorly designed, standing upright with our genitals exposed...true statement.

Also, I had a secret crush on River Phoenix when I was 15.
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