Apple Original Films today announced “Raymond and Ray,” a new feature film set to be produced by Apple Studios starring Ewan McGregor (“Trainspotting,” “Fargo,” “Halston”) and Ethan Hawke (“The Northman,” “The Good Lord Bird,” “First Reformed”), and written and directed by Rodrigo García (“In Treatment,” “Albert Nobbs”).
“Raymond and Ray” follows half-brothers Raymond (played by Ewan McGregor) and Ray (played by Ethan Hawke) who have lived in the shadow of a terrible father. Somehow, they still each have a sense of humor, and his funeral is a chance for them to reinvent themselves. There’s anger, there’s pain, there’s folly, there might be love, and there’s definitely grave-digging.
Hailing from Apple Studios, the film will be produced by Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma,” “Gravity”), Bonnie Curtis (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Albert Nobbs”) and Julie Lynn (“Albert Nobbs,” “To The Bone”), who will produce through Mockingbird Pictures. Gabriela Rodriguez and Shea Kammer will executive produce.
“Raymond and Ray” will join an expanding lineup of Apple Original Films including “CODA,” the first film to win all top prizes at Sundance Film Festival and now streaming on Apple TV+; the highly anticipated “Emancipation” from director Antoine Fuqua and starring and produced by Academy Award nominee Will Smith; Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro; “Finch,” the latest film starring Academy Award winner Tom Hanks; the Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris’-starred “Swan Song”; Joel Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, in partnership with A24; “Sharper,” from A24, Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, starring and produced by Academy Award winner Julianne Moore; upcoming YA adaptation “The Sky is Everywhere,” directed by Josephine Decker and starring Grace Kaufman, Cherry Jones and Jason Segel; and more.
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