Film

Davis Guggenheim’s Michael J. Fox documentary set to tell his life story, so far…

Now this sounds fascinating, sad, unique and quite something as Apple have announced that a documentary about the life of beloved actor and advocate Michael J. Fox, from Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, and it’s in production now in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver.

The film, directed by Guggenheim, which will incorporate documentary, archival and scripted elements, will recount Fox’s extraordinary story in his own words — the improbable tale of an undersized kid from a Canadian army base who rose to the heights of stardom in 1980s Hollywood. The account of Fox’s public life, full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss, will unspool alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at twenty-nine, with Parkinson’s disease.

Promising to be intimate and honest, and produced with unprecedented access to Fox and his family, the film will chronicle Fox’s personal and professional triumphs and travails, and will explore what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease. With a mix of adventure and romance, comedy and drama, watching the film will feel like… well, like a Michael J. Fox movie. Honestly can’t wait, for all the right reasons.

The, as yet, untitled Michael J. Fox film is in production, we’ll bring you more as we have it.

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