On Thursday, Apple Original Films dropped the jam-packed trailer for “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie.”
The film, which incorporates documentary, archival and scripted elements, recounts 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, unspools alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at twenty-nine, with Parkinson’s disease. Intimate and honest, and produced with unprecedented access to Fox and his family, the film chronicles Fox’s personal and professional triumphs and travails, and explores what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease. With a mix of adventure and romance, comedy and drama, watching the film feels like… well, like a Michael J. Fox movie.
In this trailer for the new documentary “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie,”The Back to the Future” actor went through his triumphant rise to blockbuster fame — “I was bigger than bubblegum,” he says — the trailer turns toward his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis at 29 years old. “‘In sickness and in health’ I remember her whispering,” he says of his wife Tracy Pollan after his diagnosis. But, as Fox has demonstrated in the decades since, he refuses to let the disease debilitate him and has become a fierce advocate for anyone with it. “I’m a tough son of a b**ch,” he says in the trailer.
Directed by Davis Guggenheim, produced by Guggenheim, Annetta Marion, Will Cohen and Jonathan King, exec producers Laurene Powell Jobs, Jonathan Silberberg, Nicole Stott, and Nelle Fortenberry. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and got all the positive reviews. “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie” will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on May 12.