Apple has announced that they will be producing an untitled film about the life of beloved actor and advocate Michael J. Fox from Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim.
The film, directed by Guggenheim, which will incorporate documentary, archival and scripted elements, will recount Fox’s extraordinary story in his own words.
The synopsis of the film states: “The account of Fox’s public life, full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss, will unspool alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at age 29, with Parkinson’s disease. Intimate and honest, and produced with unprecedented access to Fox and his family, the film will chronicle Fox’s personal and professional triumphs and travails and will explore what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease. With a mix of adventure and romance, comedy and drama, watching the film will feel like… well, like a Michael J. Fox movie.”
Fox is best known for his role in the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy alongside Christopher Lloyd while he also starred in television series such as ‘Family Ties’ and ‘Spin City’.
The untitled Michael J. Fox feature film is produced by Concordia Studio. Guggenheim, Annetta Marion, Will Cohen and Jonathan King serve as producers, with Laurene Powell Jobs, Jonathan Silberberg, Nicole Stott and Fox’s long-time producing partner Nelle Fortenberry executive producing.
The project marks the second partnership for Apple and Concordia Studio following the Emmy Award-winning documentary “Boys State.”