Mahershala Ali becomes the focus of ‘Swan Song’

FILE PHOTO: 71st Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrival - Los Angeles, California, US, September 22, 2019 - Mahershala Ali
FILE PHOTO: 71st Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrival – Los Angeles, California, US, September 22, 2019 – Mahershala Ali. REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni

December 22, 2021

By Alicia Powell

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two Oscar winner Mahershala Ali has finally found the right project to star in a feature film debut.

Ali, who won Oscars for her supporting roles in “Green Book” and “Moonlight,” will star in the new TV series “Swan Song,” which will premiere on Apple TV+ on December 27.

“Whether you are leading or supporting or in a group, you are always trying to find good material,” says Ali. “And especially being an actor of color in this business and coming… if you see yourself in a certain way and you want to be a certain type of person… you’re stuck in pockets This odd little thing if you’re not careful. ”

“Swan Song” is set in the near future and tells the story of a terminally ill man who gets a chance to clone himself to save his family from sadness when he passes away.

While it sounds high-tech, co-star Naomie Harris says it’s not a sci-fi movie.

“I think in the end it’s about love. It’s a tribute to love and true love, not a romanticized version of love, but love that’s deep and has real meaning,” Harris said.

The film is the directorial debut of Benjamin Cleary. Cleary won an Oscar in 2016 for the short film “The Stuttering”.

Cleary hopes “Swan Song” sparks thought-provoking conversations around death.

“I hope we will ask, ‘What would you do in this situation?’ and start some interesting emotional conversations with people,” says Cleary.

(Reporting by Alicia Powell; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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