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Apple Announces Theatrical Releases

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Ahead of Apple TV Plus’ release on November 1, Apple has revealed that three of their original movies will be hitting theaters first before making their way to the streaming service.

The Elephant Queen

The Elephant Queen will be released in select cities in the USA on October 18 before being released with Apple TV Plus at launch- a documentary from Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble. Synopsis for the movie reads “Embark on an epic journey of family, courage, and coming home. Join Athena, the majestic matriarch, as she leads her elephant herd across an unforgiving African landscape. Narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Official selection of TIFF and Sundance.”


11 days after Apple TV+ is released, Hala will open in select theaters on November 22 followed by a streaming date on Apple TV+ a month later in December. “Meet 17-year-old Hala (Geraldine Viswanathan), who struggles to balance being a suburban teenager with her traditional Muslim upbringing. As she comes into her own, Hala finds herself grappling with a secret that threatens to unravel her family.” reads the synopsis for Hala.

The Banker

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – OCTOBER 28: Honoree Samuel L. Jackson accepts the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment onstage during the 2016 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards presented by Jaguar Land Rover and American Airlines at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

This film hasn’t been added to the Apple TV app yet, however we know that it will be centered on “The true story of Bernard Garrett and Joe Morri, two African American men who back-channeled their way to real estate holdings and bank ownership that allowed their communities to flourish under rampant systemic racism.” according to the synopsis. Oh nearly forgot! The series will star Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie. It’ll be opening in select theaters on December 6 before coming to Apple TV+ in January.

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