‘Raising Dion’s’ Alisha Wainwright To Star in ‘Palmer’

Written by Cheryl Guerriero, Palmer follows a former college football phenomenon named Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) who, after a stint in prison, returns to his hometown to get his life back on track. There, he faces not only lingering conflicts from his past but also a much more surprising challenge as he finds himself suddenly in charge of a unique young boy who has been abandoned by his wayward mother.

Palmer also stars actor Alisha Wainwright, best known for her role as Nicole, Dion’s mother in the Netflix series Raising Dion. Wainwright’s previous stint on TV was as Maia Roberts, a werewolf on the Freeform show Shadowhunter.

Along with Wainright, Palmer stars Juno Temple, Academy Award-nominee June Squibb, and introducing Ryder Allen. 

Palmer joins Apple original films including the recently announced Snow Blind with Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star; Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming Killers of the Flower Moon starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro; Emancipation, from director Antoine Fuqua and starring and produced by Academy Award-nominee Will Smith; Sharper, a new film from Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka starring and produced by Academy Award winner Julianne Moore; The Sky is Everywhere based on the best-selling YA novel of the same name; and the upcoming feature On the Rocks from Sofia Coppola, starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones. 

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