In ‘Palmer,’ Timberlake embraces stillness of a broken man
Timberlake’s had star turns in films like “Friends with Benefits” and “Inside Llewyn Davis,” but “Palmer” marks his time as a solo film headliner. Ad“Palmer” called for Timberlake to tone down his exuberance and play an intense, quiet, broken man living in a town where everyone knows his story. Director Fisher Stevens said he and Timberlake talked a lot about “stillness and trusting” while shooting the film. Palmer was raised with a more “stereotypical idea” of what it means to be a man and has to expand his mindset. And that’s kind of why I wanted to make the film,” Stevens said.
New this week: 'Resident Alien,' Arlo Parks & 'Palmer'
This image released by Syfy shows Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle in a scene from the new series "Resident Alien," premiering Wednesday on Syfy. — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— iHeartRadio’s fifth annual ALTer EGO show dedicated to contemporary rock artists starring Billie Eilish, Foo Fighters and Coldplay will air virtually on Thursday night. — British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks is having a breakthrough, and she can count former first lady Michelle Obama as a fan. — If a wacky sci-fi series sounds appealing, check out “Resident Alien.” Alan Tudyk plays Harry, masquerading as a small-town doctor — and a human — after crash-landing on Earth. Based on the comic book series of the same name, “Resident Alien” debuts 10 p.m. EST Wednesday on SyFy.
Justin Timberlake to Star as an Ex-Convict in Upcoming Drama 'Palmer'
Justin Timberlake is going to be showing off his dramatic acting chops once again. Timberlake has been tapped to star in director Fisher Stevens upcoming drama, Palmer, SK Global announced on Thursday. Penned by screenwriter Cheryl Guerriero, the film tells the story of a college football superstar named Eddie Palmer (played by Timberlake), who ends up doing a stint in prison. Timberlake last starred in the 2017 Woody Allen drama Wonder Wheel, which came almost four years after his last dramatic role in the crime thriller Runner Runner, opposite Ben Affleck, in 2013. Justin Timberlake and Son Silas Are the Cutest in Rare Public Appearance