On November 4, Apple TV+ will launch the Jennifer Lawrence-starring drama Causeway The story follows a soldier who goes to New Orleans and must readjust to civilian life. The subsequent A24 feature film is being directed by Lila Neugebauer, who has directed on screen and stage and was most recently in charge of The Waverly Gallery’s Broadway staging of The Waverly Gallery. The film made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and will be released in the coming days. It will have greater Apple Originals premieres at TIFF than at any other film festival because of Causeway as well as the other four films they are presenting at the festival. Variety informs us that Don’t Look Up and Silver Linings Playbook actresses, as well as Emmy Award nominee and Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry, will be present at the festival’s opening evening screening on September 10.
The synopsis of the film describes Lawrence’s character, who is a soldier returning to normal life, as an “intimate depiction,” but the specific plot details haven’t yet been revealed. Causeway began production in June of 2019 after it was made public in April. Causeway’s script has been composed by Ottessa Moshfegh, Luke Goebel, and Elizabeth Sanders. Causeway is produced through IAC Films, IPR.VC, and Excellent Cadaver in addition to the famous independently-owned film production company A24. Lawrence was co-producing Excellent Cadaver with Justine Ciarrocchi and also appeared on the screen. Along with directing, Neugebauer is also responsible for serving as executive producer. Apple is an organization with strong ties to TIFF and is riding high following its Oscar award for Best Picture for CODA, will submit four more films to the festival in 2019.
documentary about Oscar-winning actor, and record-breaking singer Sidney Poitier, directed by Oprah Winfrey and Reginald Hudlin; Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues, which sheds light on the legendary singer with a direction by Sacha Jenkins (Everything’s Going to Be All White); Gutsy, which is based on the Clintons’ famous New York Times bestselling book The Book of Gutsy Women; and Sidney, which features Ewan McGregor.
Apple’s head of feature films Matt Dentler stated, “We’re delighted to premiere an extensive selection of Apple Originals during this festival.” The audience at TIFF will enjoy diverse films, from documentaries of famous people to dramatic films that feature Oscar-winning performers and directors. We’re thrilled to offer moviegoers from around the world an early glimpse of the film in Toronto. On November 4, the AppleTV+ service will debut the psychological thriller Causeway.