Fans have been given a first look at Justin Timberlake in upcoming movie Palmer, set for release next year.
A trailer dropped for the new film on Thursday, with Timberlake taking centre stage as former convict Eddie Palmer.
In the moving three-minute long clip, fans are introduced to Palmer as he settles back into his hometown, after spending time in prison.
A former college football star, he struggles to readjust and forms an unlikely friendship with a young boy Sam, whose mother abandons him.
Palmer ends up forming an unlikely friendship with the boy, but has to juggle looking after the boy with a whole load of trouble that seems to come his way.
The new teaser is full of plenty of tear-jerking moments and sees Timberlake’s character falling for a teacher named Maggie, played by Alisha Wainwright.
Encouraged by Maggie, Palmer is determined not to abandon Sam, but is up against with one difficult scene showing Palmer being carted off in a police car.
Palmer is directed by Fisher Stevens and also stars June Squibb and Juno Temple.
The film is an Apple TV+ original and will drop on the streaming service early next year on January 29, 2021.
Sharing the trailer to Instagram, Timberlake said he was ‘proud’ to be a part of the release. He wrote: ‘This story is really important to me and I’m proud to be part of it.’
Timberlake was at the centre of controversy while filming Palmer in 2019, after he was seen getting close to his co-star Wainwright in New Orleans.
The pair were seen holding hands under a table during a break from filming on Bourbon Street, with pictures and videos of Timberlake and Wainwright surfacing online and, at the time, casting scrutiny on his eight-year marriage to Jessica Biel.
Timberlake – who shares son Silas, five, with wife Biel – issued an apology to Instagram, describing his actions as ‘a strong lapse in judgement’.
His statement read: ‘I stay away from gossip as much as I can, but for my family I feel it is important to address recent rumours that are hurting the people that I love.
‘A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgement – but let me be clear – nothing happened between me and my co-star. I drank way too much that night and I regret my behaviour.
‘I should have known better. This is not the example I want to set for my son.’
Timberlake continued: ‘I apologise to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be. This was not that.
‘I am incredibly proud to be working on Palmer. Looking forward to continuing to make this movie and excited for people to see it.’
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