Chris Evans, best known for playing Captain America in Marvel's Avengers films, has signed up to play the lead role in "Defending Jacob" in Apple's original content. The series of 8 episodes is based on the best-selling novel by Willian Landay and is directed by Oscar-nominated Morten Ryan. Deadline says,
Defending Jacob is described as a poignant character-driven thriller based on Landay's 2012 novel published by Random House. The book tells that a father has to deal with the accusation that his son is a 14-year-old killer.
Apple's original content line-up is growing steadily and seems to be pretty strong. It will be interesting to see how Apple looks on Netflix and Amazon Prime when his shows are being broadcast.
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