Jeremy Allen White Joins Apple Film ‘Fingernails’ With Jessie Buckley And Riz Ahmed

Jeremy Allen White isn’t wasting this moment following the hit first season of The Bear. Before the second season shoots, he’s added a role in anticipated wrestling drama The Iron Claw, and now has landed a part in Fingernails, an Apple Original sci-fi film led by Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed.

Deadline reports that White has joined Buckley and Ahmed in Fingernails, the first English-language film from Apples director Christos Nikou. The story centers on a couple who have passed a test that certifies they are actually in love. However, the woman is skeptical and starts working with a mysterious instructor to find out how she really feels. Buckley and White will play the couple, with Ahmed as the instructor.

The film has Cate Blanchett aboard as a producer. Carey Mulligan was briefly attached to the lead role that eventually went to Buckley. Nikou co-wrote the script with Stavros Raptis and Sam Steiner.

So 2023 is shaping up to be a huge one for White as he continues his hot streak.


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