Apple has actually landed a feature-length docudrama concerning star and protestor Michael J. Fox, tracking both his dizzying increase in Hollywood with Family Ties and the Back to the Future films, along with his individual trip with Parkinson’s condition.
Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim ( An Inconvenient Truth, He Named Me Malala) is readied to direct the doc that is presently in production, shooting in New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, and will certainly integrate docudrama, historical, and scripted aspects.
The doc, as the project’s summary checks out, will certainly state “the unlikely story of a small child from a Canadian military base who climbed to the elevations of fame in 1980 s Hollywood. The account of Fox’s public life, loaded with timeless delights and motion picture gloss, will certainly unspool together with his never-before-seen exclusive trip, consisting of the years that followed his medical diagnosis, at twenty-nine, with Parkinson’s illness. Intimate and truthful, and created with extraordinary accessibility to Fox and his family, the movie will certainly chronicle Fox’s individual and expert accomplishments and woes, and will certainly discover what takes place when an incurable optimist faces an incurable condition.”
The untitled Michael J. Fox feature is created by Guggenheim’s Concordia Studio, which formerly dealt with Apple on doc Boys State. Guggenheim, Annetta Marion, Will Cohen and Jonathan King will certainly generate, with Laurene Powell Jobs, Jonathan Silberberg, Nicole Stott and Fox’s veteran generating companion Nelle Fortenberry exec creating.
Apple’s various other non-fiction offerings consist of a future doc concerning Sidney Poitier from Oprah, in addition to a doc on Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton.
Fox is reppd by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.