In recent years, Apple Original Films has successfully rolled out some impressive films for its Apple TV Plus streaming platform. In 2021, the studio released the coming-of-age dramedy KODA to critical acclaim. Cooper Raiff‘s Cha Cha Real smooth and Joel Coen‘s The Tragedy of Macbethmain role Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand have all swelled the ranks of Apple TV+ to good effect. After the commercial success of KODA and the above projects, it’s understandable why they would go further with more original films to give Netflix and Amazon Prime Video a run for their money.
Raymond & Ray follows the story of two half brothers who find themselves at their father’s funeral. Both victims of his seedy parenthood, they find a middle ground during this funeral that serves as a springboard to reinvent themselves despite the grief. During the time of the funeral, the legacy of her troubled relationship with her demanding father formed the basis for a series of connections, unexpected family revelations, and complicated emotional detours that would strain these adult siblings in ways they never thought possible. At the end of the day, everyone involved wins a deal that heals them.
Raymond & Ray is led by Rodrigo Garcia who helmed before Albert Nobs and In treatment. Check out this guide to find out everything we know so far Raymond & Ray including the cast, release date, plot and filming details.
Apple has released the official trailer for Raymond & Ray on September 29, 2022. Posted to When They Fight They Fight by The generations and “changes” from Charles Bradley (a song that may sound familiar to fans of a particular Netflix), the trailer promises a film that will make us laugh with its black humor, but also leave us moved.
When will Raymond & Ray be released?
Raymond & Ray premiered on September 12, 2022 at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be released in limited theaters in the US on October 14, 2022 and will begin streaming on Apple TV+ on October 21, 2022.
Who is in the cast of Raymond & Ray?
Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke will play the two main characters. McGregor will play Raymond, who is still coming to terms with his wife leaving him. McGregor has won a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and the BAFTA Britannia. His most notable performance is as Obi-Wan Kenobi in The star wars forerunner – The Phantom Menace, attack of the Clone warriorsand Vengeance of the Sith. A role he reprized for the 2022 Disney+ miniseries Obi Wan Kenobi.
Ethan Hawke will play Ray, the other sibling, a recovering addict and former musician. Not the type for serious relationships, he hopped from partner to partner, taking on the odd carpentry job to keep himself afloat until the death of his father puts him in a place of introspection. Among Hawke’s best works is his performance as a Protestant minister in Paul Schrader‘s drama first reformed, Troy Dyer in the 1994 Generation X drama reality bitesand as Jesse in Richard Linklater‘s before Trilogy: Before sunrise, Before the sunsetand Before midnight. Most recently, Hawke took on villainous roles in the MCU series moon knight and Scott Derrickson‘s summer horror hit The black phone.
Oscar nominated Sophie Okonedo will play Kiera, the strict, direct-speaking nurse who takes care of Raymond and Ray’s father in his final days. Okonedo’s breakthrough role in the film was the role of Tatiana Rusesabagina Hotel Rwanda. You may also remember her role as Tulip Jones in Stormbreaker and as Siuan Sanche in the 2021 TV series The wheel of time.
Maribel Verdu plays the charming Lucia, who is Raymond’s and Ray’s father’s caretaker. She became the catalyst for repairing and reuniting a broken family after her father’s death. Verdú’s film credits include The blind sunflowers, Blancanievesand the dark fantasy of Guillermo del Toro Pan’s Labyrinth.
What is Raymond & Ray about?
After two long-estranged half-brothers reunite to bury their father, a tale of grief, family secrets and the impact of dysfunctional parenting on the lives of two grown children follows. Long buried resentments, pain and anger surface as they try to understand their father’s legacy. They have to face parts of their lives they never knew existed and make connections they never thought possible. His death has opened up old wounds and as if that wasn’t bad enough, he has left them almost empty as an inheritance and yet has the gall to demand an arduous final request that they must fulfill.
With the funeral and everything that’s happened in between, they have a hard time reconciling their experience with their father, and the fact that everyone they meet speaks glowingly of his charisma. In the middle is Lucía, her father’s ex-lover, who is trying to reunite the family and put the difficult days behind her. This complex emotional journey is laced with a touch of humor and the kind of self-reflection that worries critics.
Here is the official synopsis:
Raymond & Ray follows half brothers Raymond and Ray who have lived in the shadow of a terrible father. Somehow they both still have a sense of humor and his funeral is a chance for them to reinvent themselves. There’s anger, there’s pain, there’s folly, there might be love, and there’s definitely gravediggers.
Who makes Raymond & Ray?
The film is written and directed by Colombian director Rodrigo Garcia, who has created, written and directed the award-winning drama web series in the past Blue. His other work includes the HBO drama series In treatment and the spectacle Last days in the desert (which also starred McGregor as Jesus Christ, by the way). Raymond & Ray are produced by the Oscar winner Alfonso Cuaron, Bonnie Curtisand Julia Lynn, which will produce through Mockingbird Pictures. Executive producers are Gabriela Rodriguez and Shea chamber. jeff beal will score the film Igor Jadue-Lillo does the cinematography. A lot of Raymond & Ray was shot in the Central Virginia area and in Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond. Filming began in October 2021 and production wrapped in August 2022.
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