Apple has announced a new feature documentary about the life of actor and advocate Michael J. Fox from Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, He Named Me Malala). The as-yet-untitled project is currently in production in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver.
Produced with unprecedented access to Fox and his family, the film will incorporate documentary, archival and scripted elements to tell Fox’s story in his own words. In addition to chronicling his public life, as a young man from a Canadian army base who rose to become one of the biggest Hollywood stars of the 1980s, it will also recount his private journey since his diagnosis, at the age of 29, with Parkinson’s disease.
The documentary is being produced by Concordia Studio, with Guggenheim, Annetta Marion, Will Cohen and Jonathan King serving as producers. Laurene Powell Jobs, Jonathan Silberberg, Nicole Stott and Fox’s longtime producing partner Nelle Fortenberry are executive producing.
The project marks the second collaboration between Apple and Concordia Studio following the Emmy-winning documentary Boys State.
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