Awkwafina, a comedian and actress of mixed Chinese-Korean descent, has been cast in Apple’s upcoming drama series about the final days of the late singer Aaliyah.
Actress and comedian Awkwafina has joined Mahershala Ali in Apple TV+ drama Swan Song. The show is based on the life of a jazz musician who lives in New Orleans. Read more in detail here: whats on apple tv.
Awkwafina is adding more drama to her ever-growing resume.
The Farewell and Ocean’s 8 actress will appear with Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris in Apple Plus’ thriller Swan Song.
Swan Song is a genre-bending picture set in the near future that examines how far someone would go, and how much they will sacrifice, to create a better life for the ones they love, according to the studio.
Awkwafina will portray Kate, Ali’s character Cameron’s close friend and confidante. Poppy, Cameron’s wife and genuine soulmate, will be played by Harris.
Swan Song is written and directed by Benjamin Cleary, who received an Academy Award for his short film Stutterer.
The film will be produced by Apple Studios, Anonymous Content, and Concordia Studio. Anonymous Content’s Adam Shulman and Jacob Perlin will produce, while Concordia Studio’s Jonathan King will produce. Ali will produce the film via his Know Wonder business in addition to acting in it.
Awkwafina earned international acclaim for her performance in Crazy Rich Asians. She is currently starring in Awkwafina is Nora From Queens, a Comedy Central comedy series that has recently been renewed for a second season. She also starred in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.
Awkwafina received a Golden Globe for her role in Lulu Wang’s drama The Farewell earlier this year. Next up for her is Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings from Marvel and Raya and the Last Dragon from Disney.
Swan Song will appear in Sofia Coppola’s On The Rocks, which stars Bill Murray and Rashida Jones and is produced by Apple Plus and A24. In addition, Apple’s forthcoming originals include Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Snow Blind, Jason Segel and Cherry Jones’ The Sky is Everywhere, and the Russo brothers’ Cherry, starring Tom Holland. There’s also Antoine Fuqua’s Emancipation, starring Will Smith, Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds, directed by Werner Herzog, and Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka’s Sharper, starring Julianne Moore.
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