Sometimes the list of names attached to a project is enough to pique our interest before we even have a name or a logline for it. Such is the case with an upcoming project set to star actor Andy Samberg.
THR reports that Samberg is set to star in an upcoming sci-fi comedy-drama for Apple Studios under the Apple Original Films name, and will produce it, too. Andy Siara will write the script for the film, which is based off an idea by Bojack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg; Siara also wrote Palm Springs, another science fiction comedy-drama starring Samberg, which released on Hulu in summer 2020.
Noah Hawley will produce the film through his 26 Keys production company alongside Dan Seligmann. Hawley created Legion and Fargo for FX, and is attached to the upcoming FX Aliens show as well. Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock will produce through Red Hour, with Jackie Cohn as executive producer. Bob-Wakberg will receive a production credit, too.
The movie doesn’t yet have a title or plot synopsis to give us an idea of what it’ll be, but names like Samberg, Bob-Waksberg, and Hawley coming together paint an optimistic picture.
Alongside this project, Samberg is currently starring in Brooklyn Nine-Nine on NBC, and will star in Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers for Disney+, and in the upcoming action comedy Super High alongside Nine-Nine co-star Craig Robinson.
Apple Studios has released films like Tom Hanks’ Greyhound, Wolfwalkers, and the upcoming Cherry, starring Spider-Man actor Tom Holland and directed by Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Along with these high profile film releases, AppleTV+ has been on a roll, with two shows, Ted Lasso and Mythic Quest, finding spots among our lists of best shows for 2020.