Emilia Jones Must Choose Between Her Family and Her Dreams in the Trailer for CODA

24 Jun

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Apple has released the trailer for its highly anticipated upcoming film ‘CODA’, which has received critical acclaim and awards recognition and will debut on TV+ in August.

Written and directed by Siân Heder (‘Tallulah’, ‘Little America’), the film tells the story of seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones), the sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA (child of deaf adults). The emotional trailer shows how Ruby spends her days acting as interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family's struggling fishing boat before school with her brother (Daniel Durant). When Ruby joins her school choir club, she discovers that she has a gift for singing and finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Ruby becomes torn between pursuing her new found love of singing as a career and her obligation to her parents.

‘CODA’ is a remake of the French film ‘La Famille Belier’ (2014) and features deaf actors in several prominent roles including Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur and Daniel Durant. The trailer released today by Apple also includes subtitles throughout by default. The film will also debut in select theatres as well as on Apple TV+.

Produced by Vendome Pictures and Pathé, ’CODA’ was a crowd-pleasing success at Sundance and was picked up by Apple for a record-setting $25 million after a bidding war which included Amazon and Netflix. The purchase broke the Sundance record set the previous year by the sale of Palm Springs at approximately $22 million. It received four awards at the festival: the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast, the Directing Award, the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize.

‘CODA’ will arrive on Apple TV+ on August 13th.

James Lees
James has been a fan of Apple for as long as he can remember. He is a film & TV obsessive and has also written for several publications such as BBC Good Food Magazine. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland and can usually be found drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching Apple TV+ and talking about it with anyone who will listen.