Apple orders multi-Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón's thriller series "Disclaimer" starring Academy Award-winners Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline
Cuarón to write, direct and executive produce all episodes as part of his overall deal with Apple TV+, and Blanchett to executive produce on new series with award-winning cinematographers Emmanuel Lubezki and Bruno Delbonnel serving as directors of photography
Apple TV+ has ordered "Disclaimer," a new original series from the multi-Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning director, writer, producer, cinematographer and editor, Alfonso Cuarón (Golden Lion Award-winning "Roma," "Gravity," "Children of Men") through his production company Esperanto Filmoj. The psychological thriller will star multi-award winning and internationally acclaimed actors Cate Blanchett ("Don't Look Up," "Nightmare Alley," "Pinocchio"), who will also executive produce, and Kevin Kline ("The Starling," "Beauty and the Beast," Broadway's "Present Laughter"), who is making his series debut. Cuarón will write, direct and executive produce the series.
Based on the novel of the same name by Renee Knight, "Disclaimer" will star Blanchett as 'Catherine Ravenscroft,' a successful and respected television documentary journalist whose work has been built on revealing the concealed transgressions of long-respected institutions. When an intriguing novel written by a widower (played by Kline) appears on her bedside table, she is horrified to realize she is a key character in a story that she had hoped was long buried in the past. A story that reveals her darkest secret. A secret she thought was hers alone.
The series will be the first project to debut from a multi-year deal with Cuarón, who is developing television series exclusively for Apple TV+, and it joins Apple's award-winning series slate. It also marks first time Cuarón has written and directed all episodes of an original series. Cuarón currently serves as producer on Apple Original Film "Raymond and Ray," which is now in production from Apple Studios.
"Disclaimer" is produced by Esperanto Filmoj and Anonymous Content. Academy Award-winner Emmanuel Lubezki ("Gravity," "Birdman," "The Revenant") and Academy Award nominee Bruno Delbonnel ("The Tragedy of Macbeth," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Darkest Hour") will serve as directors of photography on the project. Cuarón serves as executive producer alongside Esperanto Filmoj's Gabriela Rodriguez and Anonymous Content's David Levine, Dawn Olmstead and Steve Golin. Blanchett executive produces and Renee Knight serves as co-executive producer.
"Disclaimer" joins a growing roster of award-winning Apple Original series, including the Emmy Award, and SAG and Critics' Choice Award-winning "Ted Lasso"; Emmy, Critics Choice and SAG award-winning series "The Morning Show"; NAACP Image Award-winning "Truth Be Told"; the recently renewed "Physical," a dramedy from creator Annie Weisman, and starring and executive produced by Rose Byrne; as well as highly anticipated series including "The Shrink Next Door," starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd; "WeCrashed," starring and executive produced by Academy, Golden Globe and SAG Award winners Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto; "Five Days At Memorial" from Academy Award winner John Ridley and Emmy Award winner Carlton Cuse; and "Roar," a new female-driven anthology series from creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, and executive producers Nicole Kidman and Bruna Papandrea.
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About Cate Blanchett
Blanchett most recently wrapped production on Eli Roth's "Borderlands." She also recently completed work on Adam McKay's film, "Don't Look Up," as well as Guillermo Del Toro's "Nightmare Alley" and "Pinocchio." Additionally, Blanchett has begun pre-production on the upcoming Todd Field film, "Tar." In 2015, she appeared in the title role of "Carol," which she produced with Dirty Films and was directed by Todd Haynes. She received an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit and SAG nomination for her performance. Blanchett has won Academy Awards for Best Actress on behalf of her performance as Jasmine in the film "Blue Jasmine," and Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator."
About Kevin Kline
Over the course of his distinguished career, Kevin Kline has been the recipient of numerous accolades including an Academy Award, a SAG Award, three Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Obie Awards. He has also been nominated for two Emmy Awards, two BAFTAs and five Golden Globes. Notable film credits include Sophie's Choice, The Big Chill, Silverado, Cry Freedom, A Fish Called Wanda, Soapdish, The Ice Storm, In & Out, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Life as a House, De-Lovely, A Prairie Home Companion, As You Like It and Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast.
About Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki
Born in Mexico, Emmanuel Lubezki is one of the most innovative and influential cinematographers in contemporary film. Widely known for his use of natural lighting and continuous uninterrupted shots, Lubezki won three consecutive Academy Awards for his work on Gravity (2014) Birdman, (2015) and The Revenant (2016). He continues to push technological boundaries with his projects, including Carne y Arena, a collaborative virtual reality installation with filmmaker Alejandro Iñárritú. Most recently, he collaborated with acclaimed filmmaker David O. Russell on his upcoming feature. In addition to eight Academy Award Nominations, Lubezki is the recipient of five ASC awards and four BAFTA Awards. Lubezki won the Royal Photographic Society Lumière Award for major achievement in cinematography, video or animation in 2016.
About Bruno Delbonnel
Bruno Delbonnel is a French cinematographer, ASC, AFC. His most recent work can be seen in Apple and A24's upcoming feature "The Tragedy of Macbeth." Bruno met Joel and Ethan Coen on a PARIS JE T'AIME segment. Since then, they have collaborated on "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs." To date, Delbonnel has received five Academy Award nominations, three BAFTA Award nominations, three ASC Award nominations, and two BSC Award nominations. He has won several awards, including the César French Award, the European Award, ASC Award and the ASC International Award in 2019.