Michael J. Fox, 60, to be subject of feature-length documentary in the works by Apple Original Films
A feature-length documentary about the life of actor Michael J. Fox will be produced by Apple Original Films.
The 60-year-old Canadian actor rose to fame portraying Alex P. Keaton on the 1980s NBC sitcom Family Ties and also starred in the Back To The Future trilogy of films.
The untitled documentary will be directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim, according to an article on Wednesday by The Hollywood Reporter.
Documentary subject: A feature-length documentary about the life of actor Michael J. Fox, shown last October in New York City, will be produced by Apple Original Films
The documentary already is in production with shooting taking place in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver.
The description for the project said the documentary will follow ‘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, will unspool alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at 29, with Parkinson’s disease.’
‘Intimate and honest, and produced with access to Fox and his family, the film will chronicle Fox’s personal and professional triumphs and travails, and will explore what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease,’ the description added.
The documentary is being produced by Guggenheim’s Concordia Studio that previously worked with Apple on the documentary Boys State.
Hit franchise: The 60-year-old Canadian actor is shown in a still from the 1985 movie Back To The Future
Fox has been married since 1988 to actress Tracy Pollan, 61, and they have four children together.
His film credits also include: Teen Wolf, The Secrets Of My Success, Casualties Of War and Doc Hollywood.
Fox returned to television in the ABC sitcom Spin City from 1996 to 2000.
Going strong: Fox has been married since 1988 to actress Tracy Pollan, shown together in August 2021 in New York, and they have four children together
He publicly disclosed in 1998 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease seven years earlier.
The actor founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2000 to help fund research into the degenerative disorder.
Fox won five Primetime Emmy Awards and in 2002 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He is the author of four books including his 2020 memoir No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality.
Popular sitcom: Tina Yothers, Justine Bateman and Michael are shown in a 1989 still from the NBC sitcom Family Ties