Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali to star in Apple drama 'Swan Song'

Apple is producing the project with Anonymous Content.

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'Swan Song' will go into production in spring and also receive a release in cinema halls.

LOS ANGELES: Two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali is heading to Apple for the feature film 'Swan Song'.

According to Deadline, the movie will be written and directed by Oscar winner Benjamin Cleary.

Ali will star as Milo in the genre-bending drama set in the near future, exploring how far someone will go to build a happier life for the people they love.


Apple is producing the project with Anonymous Content.

Cleary, who won the best live action short Oscar for his 2015 film 'Stutterer', said collaborating with Ali is a dream come true.

"I've been developing 'Swan Song' for a while and when I sat down with Apple it was immediately clear they completely understood my vision.
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"Once Mahershala agreed to join us I knew we had something really special. To be making this movie with Mahershala and Anonymous at Apple is an absolute dream," the director said of Ali who won best supporting actor for "Moonlight" (2017) and "Green Book" (2019).

Adam Shulman and Jacob Perlin will back the project on behalf of Anonymous Content, along with Ali.

'Swan Song' will go into production in spring and also receive a release in cinema halls.

Lady Gaga, Rami Malek, 'Green Book': Who Won What At Oscars 2019
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The 91st Oscars kicked-off on Sunday in Los Angeles. The biggest award night of the entertainment world went live without a host for the first time but that did not affect the thrill in fans when the names of winners were announced.

From Lady Gaga's first-ever Oscar victory to Hannah Beachler and Ruth E. Carter's historical win for black women, this year's trophies had some new names carved on them. India, too, made headlines with 'Period. End Of Sentence.'.

If you couldn't catch the big entertainment gala live, we've compiled a list of all the winners of this year's Academy Awards.

The 91st Oscars kicked-off on Sunday in Los Angeles. The biggest award night of the entertainment world went live without a host for the first time but that did not affect the thrill in fans when the..
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This year's best picture award was bagged by Peter Farrelly's directorial 'Green Book'.

Set in 1962, it's based on a true story of a tour of the Deep South by African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley played by Mahershala Ali. His Italian-American bouncer and driver was played by Viggo Mortensen.

Earlier, the movie won the People's Choice Awards at the Toronto International Film Festival in September last year.

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This year's best picture award was bagged by Peter Farrelly's directorial 'Green Book'. Set in 1962, it's based on a true story of a tour of the Deep South by African-American classical and jazz pian..
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Alfonso Cuaron's directorial 'Roma' was declared the best foreign film at Oscars this year. The Mexican drama, this year's best director award winner tells, is a brilliant tale of love and sacrifice through a lens which Hollywood usually ignores.

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Alfonso Cuaron's directorial 'Roma' was declared the best foreign film at Oscars this year. The Mexican drama, this year's best director award winner tells, is a brilliant tale of love and sacrifice ..
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An animated extension of the Spider-man franchise, 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' won a top honour at the Oscars. The movie was declared the best animated film feature this year.

Produced by The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the movie featured a new teenage spider-man.

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Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' was nominated in seven categories this year and bagged three Oscars, one of them for best original score. It is the first superhero movie to win this award.

Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' was nominated in seven categories this year and bagged three Oscars, one of them for best original score. It is the first superhero movie to win this award.

'Period. End of Sentence.' bagged the best documentary short subject award at Oscars this year. Set in the Hapur district outside of Delhi, this documentary focuses on the deeply-rooted stigma against menstruation. It was co-produced by Guneet Monga and directed by Rayka Zehtabchi.

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The Best Production Design award this year was bagged by Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther'. This was the second award for this movie at Oscars.

The Best Production Design award this year was bagged by Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther'. This was the second award for this movie at Oscars.

The best makeup and hairstylling Oscar this year was bagged by 'Vice'.

The best makeup and hairstylling Oscar this year was bagged by 'Vice'.

'Bohemian Rhapsody' bagged awards in the sound category. The movie took home top honour for best sound editing this year.

The movie also won the best sound mixing award at this year's Oscars.

'Bohemian Rhapsody' bagged awards in the sound category. The movie took home top honour for best sound editing this year.The movie also won the best sound mixing award at this year's Oscars.

Visual effects are an element that takes a movie to a whole new level. This year, 'First Man' bagged the Oscar for best visual effects.

Visual effects are an element that takes a movie to a whole new level. This year, 'First Man' bagged the Oscar for best visual effects.

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