Justin Timberlake stars in the powerful first trailer for Palmer, an upcoming drama that is set to premiere on Apple TV+ in early 2021.
Directed by Succession actor Fisher Stevens, the film follows former high school football star Eddie Palmer, who returns to his hometown in Louisiana after spending 12 years in a state penitentiary. There, he moves back in with his grandmother Vivian, who raised him, and lands a job as a janitor.
"You just gotta get back out there," Vivian reassures Palmer in the teaser.
"A whole lot's changed," he solemnly adds later.
Haunted by memories of his life before prison, things get more complicated for Palmer when his wild neighbour Shelly disappears on a bender, and he and Vivian are tasked with looking after her gender non-conforming 7-year-old son Sam.
Just as the unlikely pair start to bond though, Sam's mother rocks up again – something which threatens not only Palmer's relationship with Sam but also his newfound freedom, as he takes the youngster's well-being into his own hands.
"I can't abandon that boy," he states, as he's carted off to the police station in the promo.
Alisha Wainwright (Shadowhunters) will also appear in the movie as Sam's sweet-natured teacher Maggie, who Palmer strikes up a romance with, while Ted Lasso's Juno Temple, Godmothered actor June Squibb and newcomer Ryder Allen round out the cast.
Palmer is set to premiere on AppleTV+ on January 29, 2021.
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