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Justin Timberlake is in rare form in Palmer, a new Apple TV+ movie released on Friday, January 29. The family drama tells the story of Eddie Palmer, a former college football star who is released from prison and reluctantly takes a young boy (Ryder Allen) under his wing. While this may sound like a familiar trope — the phrase “Who saved who?” comes to mind — Apple TV+’s Palmer movie is anything but your typical tearjerker. And again, it features JT. Need we say more?
If you’ve already cried your way through Justin Timberlake’s Palmer, you probably have a few questions about this Louisiana-set drama. Where was Palmer filmed? Is Sylvain, Louisiana a real place? Here’s everything you need to know about JT’s Palmer movie.
WHAT IS THE PALMER MOVIE PLOT?
Palmer centers on the transformation of Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake), a former football star who was sent to prison for 12 years for attempted murder. Upon his release, Palmer returns to his grandmother’s home, where he befriends his next-door neighbor, a gender non-conforming child named Sam (Ryder Allen). When Sam’s mother (Juno Temple) suddenly leaves, Palmer finds himself responsible for the child, and the two embark on a journey of self-acceptance that teaches each of them the true meaning of family.
WHERE DOES THE PALMER MOVIE TAKE PLACE?
Apple TV+’s new drama takes place in the small town of Sylvain, Louisiana.
IS SYLVAIN, LOUISIANA A REAL PLACE?
Fans looking to visit Sylvain Elementary School and Palmer‘s various locations will be slightly disappointed to learn that Sylvain, Louisiana does not actually exist. However, there is a gastropub in New Orleans named Sylvain, so the next time you’re in the French Quarter, be sure to check it out.
WHERE WAS PALMER MOVIE FILMED?
Sylvain may not be a real parish, but Palmer was, in fact, filmed in Louisiana. According to the drama’s Film New Orleans page, Palmer was filmed in and around New Orleans from November 9, 2019 to December 13, 2019.
MORE PALMER MOVIE FILMING LOCATIONS: LACOMBE, PONCHATOULA, AND HAMMOND
TheCinemaholic reports that Justin Timberlake’s Palmer in Ponchatoula, Lacombe, and Hammond, Louisiana. Hammond is home to a store called Benny’s Place, which was transformed into the local bar where Palmer and his friends hang out.
PALMER CAST: JUNO TEMPLE, JUNE SQUIBB, RYDER ALLEN, AND MORE
Justin Timberlake isn’t the only big name in Palmer. The family drama also stars Ryder Allen as Sam; Juno Temple as Sam’s mother, Shelly; June Squibb as Vivian Palmer, Eddie’s grandmother; and Alisha Wainwright as Miss Maggie Hayes, Sam’s teacher, among others.
WHERE ELSE CAN I SEE RYDER ALLEN, PALMER‘S BREAKOUT STAR?
Need more Ryder Allen in your life? While Palmer serves as the actor’s breakout role, fans can also catch Allen in the TV miniseries Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, in which Allen plays the young Eric Menendez in Episode 1.
Where to stream Palmer
Apple TV+ Palmer