Date: 19th November 2020
Awkwafina has joined the cast of Swan Song, an upcoming Apple Original film starring Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali and Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG nominee Naomie Harris.
The star of The Farewell will play Kate, a close friend and confidante to Ali’s character Cameron in the drama, which is set in the near future and explores how much people will sacrifice for the ones they love.
Harris, the British actor whose credits include Moonlight and recent entries in the James Bond franchise including the upcoming No Time To Die, plays Poppy, Cameron’s wife and soulmate.
"Swan Song" is produced by Apple Studios, Anonymous Content and Concordia Studio. Adam Shulman and Jacob Perlin will produce the film on behalf of Anonymous Content. Jonathan King will produce on behalf of Concordia Studio. Ali is also producing on behalf of his company Know Wonder.
Benjamin Cleary, an Oscar winner for his short film "Stutterer", will write and direct the film.
Apple's upcoming original film slate includes "The Sky Is Everywhere" with Cherry Jones and Jason Segel, "Snow Blind" with Jake Gyllenhaal, "Emancipation" with Will Smith and directed by Antoine Fuqua, "Sharper" with Julianne Moore, Martin Scorsese's "Killers of the Flower Moon" and the Russo brothers' "Cherry" with Tom Holland.
Awkwafina can next be seen in "Raya and The Last Dragon" and Marvel's "Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings". She is represented by UTA, Artist First and Attorney Issac Dunham.
Source: Press Release