Apple on Thursday announced that its original film “Finch” will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 5. The company also shared a first-look image from the Tom Hanks vehicle.
“Finch” stars Hanks and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Caleb Landry Jones (“Get Out,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), who recently won the best actor award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
In “Finch,” a man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family in a powerful and moving adventure of one man’s quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he’s gone. Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for a decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear. He creates a robot, played by Jones, to watch over Goodyear when he no longer can. As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive. Their road trip is paved with both challenges and humor, as it’s as difficult for Finch to goad Jeff and Goodyear to get along as it is for him to manage the dangers of the new world.
Apple scored the rights to the film earlier this year, after a vigorous bidding war with multiple other streaming services. Finch will be the second Tom Hanks starring vehicle to debut on Apple TV+. The service premiered the war film “Greyhound” last year.
Momentum around Apple Original Films continues to build with the upcoming premiere of history-making “CODA,” the first film to win all top prizes at Sundance Film Festival; “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; “Swan Song,” starring Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris; 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. Apple also has feature deals with A24, Imagine Entertainment, Skydance Animation, and Adam McKay’s Hyperobject Industries.