Apple confirms Original Films lineup for 2022, including Cha Cha Real Smooth release date

Cha Cha Real Smooth

Amid all the excitement about the other announcements made at yesterday’s spring event, Apple has also revealed the various original Apple TV+ movies we can expect to see debuting during 2022. They include Cha Cha Real Smooth, which will become available on the streaming platform from June 17.

Apple outbid rivals for the rights to the movie in January, paying $15 million, the highest paid for any movie bought by streamers or distributors at the Sundance Film Festival. The tech giant had reportedly been the frontrunner to buy the film since it premiered on January 23.

Many of Apple’s recent film deals have seen the Cupertino company involving itself in the production and development of the given projects. Cha Cha Real Smooth, however, was purchased as an already completed movie, ready for distribution.

Apple’s Oscar-nominated movie, CODA, had a specified short theatrical window, alongside its release on Apple TV+. Whether Cha Cha Real Smooth will also get the theatrical treatment in this way remains to be seen.

Highlights of the rest of Apple TV+’s Original Films lineup for 2022 include the likes of animated feature Luck, out August 5, comedy-drama Raymond & Ray – which will be released in the autumn – and Spirited, a modern musical rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that is expected to arrive during the winter season.  

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