Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment has set a multi-year, first look feature film deal with Apple Studios and will produce a slate of scripted features for Apple Original Films.
Additionally, Apple has extended its existing first look deal with Imagine Documentaries, led by producers Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein.
No specific projects were announced as part of the deal.
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Apple and Imagine have previously partnered on the documentary “Dads” from director Bryce Dallas Howard and “Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10,” directed by Morgan Neville. Apple will soon premiere Imagine’s Peanuts 70th Anniversary documentary as well as the upcoming Barbara Kopple docuseries “The Supermodels.”
Imagine is currently producing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Tick, Tick…BOOM!” starring Andrew Garfield, as well as Lee Daniel’s reinterpretation of “Terms of Endearment” and Ron Howard’s “Thirteen Lives,” based on the true story of the rescue in the Nang Non cave system in Thailand.
Imagine Entertainment’s features group is led by Karen Lunder.
Coming up on Apple’s original film slate are its Sundance acquisition “CODA,” “Swan Song” with Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris, a documentary on The Velvet Underground from Todd Haynes, Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Emancipation” starring Will Smith,” “Snow Blind” with Jake Gyllenhaal, “Sharper” from A24 and “The Sky is Everywhere” with Cherry Jones and Jason Segel.