Captain Marvel star Brie Larson to star in, executive produce Apple original CIA drama series

Brie Larson
Brie Larson
“Brie Larson is swapping her Captain Marvel suit to star and executive-produce a drama series for Apple, based on the real-life story of CIA undercover agent Amaryllis Fox, EW has learned,” Piya Sinha-Roy reports for Entertainment Weekly.

“Oscar-winning Larson, who helms Marvel’s first standalone female superhero film as Captain Marvel (in theaters Friday), will be playing the lead in the series, which is based on the former CIA agent’s upcoming memoir, Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA,” Sinha-Roy reports. “Larson is teaming up with A Star Is Born producer Lynette Howell Taylor and Michael Ellenberg, and all three worked together to purchase the rights to Fox’s memoir. Fox will also produce and consult on the project.”

“This is the latest in a long line of films and series that Apple has acquired or is developing ahead of its expected launch into original programming this summer,” Sinha-Roy reports. “Larson isn’t the only Avenger to join the Apple bandwagon — Captain America star Chris Evans will star in the thriller Defending Jacob.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Add yet another possible hit to an already large and ever-growing list of original content for Apple’s forthcoming streaming service!

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  1. As Apple proceeds with throwing gobs of cash into entertainment, when will the relationship with Disney sour? Never see anyone bring this up.

    At his death, Steve Jobs was the biggest individual shareholder in Disney although it is reported his wife has reduced that somewhat. Robert Iger also sits on the Apple Board and is CEO of Disney.

    Iger has a contract that runs until December 2021 and Disney seems unable to settle on a successor. One wonders if we will wake up one day to find out that Apple has tendered an offer for Disney.

    1. I still think that they should have done so with that big pile of repatriated cash. It seems like Disney is a perfect fit with Apple’s direction, and the longer they wait the more expensive it will be.

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