Mahershala Ali Faces an Impossible Decision in the Trailer for ‘Swan Song’

4 Nov

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Apple Original Films have revealed the emotionally-charged official trailer for the highly anticipated ‘Swan Song’, which will debut in select theatres and globally on Apple TV+ on Friday December 17.

The futuristic film, starring two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali, will join a strong lineup of Apple Original Films awards contenders including Sundance hit ‘CODA‘ and ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’, which arrives on Apple TV+ In early January.

Mahershala Ali and Awkwafina in ‘Swan Song’.
Set in the near future, “Swan Song” is a powerful, emotional journey told through the eyes of Cameron (Mahershala Ali), a loving husband and father diagnosed with a terminal illness who is presented with an alternative solution by his doctor (Glenn Close) to shield his family from grief. As Cam grapples with whether or not to alter his family’s fate, he learns more about life and love than he ever imagined. “Swan Song” explores how far we will go, and how much we’re willing to sacrifice, to make a happier life for the people we love.

Alongside Ali, who also serves as producer; ‘Swan Song’ also features an ensemble of co-stars including eight-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close, Academy Award nominee Naomie Harris, Golden Globe Award winner Awkwafina and Golden Globe Award nominee Adam Beach. The film is written and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Benjamin Cleary ("Stutterer”) and produced by Anonymous Content and Concordia Studio.

'Swan Song'
premieres Friday December 17th on Apple TV+.

Apple TV+ is priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 annually after a free 7-day trial.

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.