Back in June, Patently Apple posted a report titled ” In a competitive situation, Apple TV+ has landed ‘Blitz’ about World War II from Writer Steve McQueen.” Today we’re learning that Saoirse Ronan is set to lead in the film. “Blitz” marks a reunion for McQueen and New Regency, who previously partnered on Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” and “Widows.”
The project tells the stories of a group of Londoners during the aerial bombing of the British capital during the war. McQueen is writing, directing and producing the film, which is expected to begin shooting later this year.
“Blitz” will almost certainly be an awards season driver for Apple Original Films, which picked up its first best picture Oscar — and became the first streaming service to do so — earlier this year with “CODA.” For more, read the full story from Variety.
Last Night Apple Original Films hosted the Premiere of “Sidney,” Debuting on Friday
Today at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, CA, Apple Original Films celebrated the upcoming premiere of director Reginald Hudlin and producers Oprah Winfrey and Derik Murray’s highly anticipated documentary “Sidney,” debuting globally on Apple TV+ this Friday, September 23.
Those celebrating “Sidney” at the premiere event included Hudlin, Winfrey, Murray, members of the Poitier family, and fans, friends and colleagues of the revered entertainment industry luminary and social justice champion.
Photo credits listed: Director and executive producer Reginald Hudlin, producer Oprah Winfrey and Apple Head of Worldwide Video Zack Van Amburg attend special screening of Apple Original Films’ “Sidney” at The Academy Museum. “
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