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Apple Announces The Supermodels and Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You

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Apple TV+ has ordered documentary series The Supermodels and set a premiere date for the Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You documentary.

The Supermodels is an unparalleled event docuseries that will feature exclusive access to and interviews with Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, who will revisit their iconic modeling careers and collective disruption of the ’90s fashion scene, which continues to reverberate today.

Hailing from Imagine Documentaries, the project will be directed and executive produced by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA, American Dream, Shut Up and Sing), and executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, along with Campbell, Crawford, Evangelista and Turlington, who have joined in an unprecedented partnership on the series.

The Supermodels travels back to the 1980s, when four women from different corners of the world united in New York. Already forces in their own right, the gravitas they achieved by coming together transcended the industry itself.

Their prestige was so extraordinary that it enabled the four to supersede the brands they showcased, making the names Naomi, Cindy, Linda and Christy as prominent as the designers who styled them. Today, the four supermodels remain on the frontlines of culture through activism, philanthropy and business prowess.

As the fashion industry continues to redefine itself — and women’s roles within it — this is the ultimate story of power and how four women came together to claim it, paving the way for those to follow. The docuseries, which is produced under Apple’s exclusive first-look agreement with Imagine Documentaries, will also be executive produced by Sara Bernstein and Justin Wilkes.

Bruce Springsteen fans around the world will get a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic artist’s creative process in the documentary feature film, Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You, from Apple Original Films, premiering Friday, October 23 exclusively on Apple TV+.

The feature-length vérité documentary arrives the same day as Springsteen’s new album Letter to You, and features full performances from the E Street Band, in-studio footage, never-before-seen archival material, and a deeper look into Letter to You from Springsteen himself.

Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You captures Springsteen recording Letter to You live with the full E Street Band, and includes final take performances of 10 originals from the new record.

Written by Springsteen and directed by his frequent collaborator Thom Zimny (Western Stars, The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash, Springsteen on Broadway), the film is a tribute to the E Street Band, to rock music itself, and to the role it has played in Springsteen’s life.

Letter to You is Springsteen’s first studio album recorded live and together with the E Street Band since 1984’s Born in the U.S.A. Both the album and companion documentary include recently-written Springsteen songs side by side with legendary but previously-unreleased compositions from the 1970s.

Throughout the documentary, Springsteen shares his thoughts and feelings behind Letter to You, and puts the new music into the context of his entire body of work. In that way, it’s the next piece in the autobiographical series that began with the memoir Born to Run, continued with Springsteen on Broadway and advanced through his film Western Stars.

Apple Original Films’ Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You is produced by Jon Landau and Zimny and co-produced by Barbara Carr, with Springsteen serving as executive producer.

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Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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