Jeremy Allen White is having a good year and we are all here for it. After playing Lip Gallagher on Shameless for a decade, White found himself starring in the breakout summer hit The Bear, which is set and filmed in Chicago.
White is not only keeping himself really busy with The Bear after getting renewed for a second season, now Deadline has reported that White will be starring in Apple Original Films Fingernails.
Oscar nominee Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter) and Oscar winner Riz Ahmed (The Long Goodbye) are also starring in award-winning director Christos Nikou’s latest project described as a “grounded sci-fi love story.”
According to the description in IMDb, “Anna (Jessie Buckley) increasingly suspects that her relationship with her longtime partner may not actually be the real thing. In an attempt to improve things, she secretly embarks on a new assignment working at a mysterious institute designed to incite and test the presence of romantic love in increasingly desperate couples.”
White will play Ryan, Anna’s longtime romantic partner.
Nikou’s acclaimed pandemic-themed debut, Apples premiered at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. Nikou co-wrote Fingernails with Apples co-writer Stavros Raptis and Sam Steiner. Cate Blanchett’s Dirty Films is producing alongside Arrival outfit FilmNation Entertainment, which is also financing. Jerome Duboz will serve as executive producer. Fingernails is set to begin production later this year.
White also just just signed on to play Kerry Von Erich with Zac Efron playing Kevin Von Erich and Harris Dickinson playing David Von Erich in the upcoming film The Iron Claw which follows the story of the Von Erichs, a dynasty of wrestlers who made a great impact on the sport from the 1960’s to the present day.
A24 and Access Industries are co-financing The Iron Claw, which Sean Durkin is writing and directing. Producing alongside A24 are Tessa Ross, Derrin Schlesinger and Harrison Huffman. The film was developed by House Productions with the support of Access Entertainment and BBC Films.