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Raymond And Ray - What We Know So Far

Subscribers to the Apple TV+ streaming platform will soon be treated to a comedy/drama film starring two of the most entertaining actors working today, both of whom are on a hot streak — thanks to work in various Disney franchises as well as one acclaimed performance in "The Black Phone" earlier this year. It's called "Raymond and Ray," and it boasts a promising creative pedigree both in front of and behind the camera, with none other than acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón among its producers.

The movie is already set to premiere at the upcoming 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, and Apple TV+ viewers will get to catch it the following month. If you're intrigued by the prospect of a family drama about fatherhood, brotherhood, and family strife, you might be eager to give "Raymond and Ray" a look once it comes out. But before that can happen, here's everything we know about the project so far.

The film stars Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke

The actors in question are Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke, both enjoying a period of increased visibility thanks to their involvement in the Disney streaming shows "Obi-Wan Kenobi" and "Moon Knight," respectively. The two will follow half-brothers named, amusingly, Raymond and Ray, both of whom had a bad relationship with their father. "Raymond and Ray" will reunite on the occasion of their father's funeral, a complex emotional dynamic that has the potential to produce great drama.

The film stars at least two other familiar faces from recent and upcoming genre fare, including Maribel Verdú, cast as Barry Allen (Ezra Miller)'s mother in "The Flash," and Sophie Okonedo, who you might know as Siuan Sanche in the Amazon series "The Wheel of Time" as well as for her performance in Kenneth Branagh's murder mystery "Death on the Nile."

Other announced members of the cast listed on the project's IMDb page include Tom Bower, Oscar Nuñez, and Vondie Curtis Hall.

What is Raymond and Ray about?

Collider has the film's official plot synopsis, and it includes an intriguing tidbit in addition to the aforementioned details about two half-brothers coming together for the funeral of their "terrible father." The two men see the reunion as an opportunity "to reinvent themselves," which is typical of a drama like this one, but the last line of the synopsis also makes an additional promise about the content of the movie: "There's anger, there's pain, there's folly, there might be love, and there's definitely gravedigging."

The nature of that gravedigging will have to be a surprise until the film is released, but it might be a sign that the plot of "Raymond and Ray" heads into some dark and possibly even criminal directions.

But given that a trailer for "Raymond and Ray" hasn't been released to the public as of yet, that's just speculation at this point.

When does Raymond and Ray come out?

"Raymond and Ray" will see its official premiere at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival on September 12. Unless you're planning to attend, you'll have to wait a little over a month to catch the movie on Apple TV+. And Collider has the news that "Raymond and Ray" will hit Apple TV+ on October 21, 2022. That's about a year after the movie reportedly started filming in Virginia last year, having wrapped up the following month.

In addition to producer Alfonso Cuarón, Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn are also producing via Mockingbird Pictures, and the film is both written and directed by Rodrigo García, who previously did films "In Treatment" and "Albert Nobbs."

While a trailer for "Raymond and Ray" hasn't come out yet, Apple has released a few publicity images from the movie, which you can see above. If all this information has you eager to learn more about what exactly "Raymond and Ray" are going to get up to after their dad's funeral, make sure your Apple TV+ subscription is in good working order starting on October 21, and check out the movie after it hits the platform.