Directed byBenjamin Caron
Screenplay by
  • Brian Gatewood
  • Alessandro Tanaka
Produced by
CinematographyCharlotte Bruus Christensen
Edited byYan Miles
Distributed by
CountryUnited States

Sharper is an upcoming American comedy thriller film directed by Benjamin Caron from a screenplay by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka.



In March 2021 it was announced that A24 will produce the film for Apple TV+, directed Benjamin Caron and starring Julianne Moore, based on a script written by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka that was part of the 2020 The Black List of screenplays that will not be released in theaters during this calendar year.[1][2][3] In July 2021, Sebastian Stan was added to the cast, with Justice Smith and Briana Middleton joining in August.[4][5][6] In September, John Lithgow was cast, with filming beginning on September 13 in New York City.[7]


  1. ^ Kroll, Justin (March 26, 2021). "'The Crown' Director Benjamin Caron Boards Apple's 'Sharper' Starring Julianne Moore". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  2. ^ Desta, Yohana (December 14, 2021). "The Black List 2020: Scripts About Cannibals, Billionaires, and Tabloid Faves Make the Cut". Vanity Fair. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  3. ^ "Film and TV Projects Going Into Production - Sharper". Variety Insight. Archived from the original on May 15, 2021. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  4. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 29, 2021). "Sebastian Stan Joins Julianne Moore In 'Sharper' Con Artist Pic From Apple Original Film & A24". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 5, 2021.
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 5, 2021). "Justice Smith Boards Julianne Moore Con Artist Pic 'Sharper' From Apple Original Film & A24". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 5, 2021.
  6. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 9, 2021). "Julianne Moore's Apple & A24 Film 'Sharper' Adds Briana Middleton In Lead Role". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
  7. ^ Hipes, Patrick (September 10, 2021). "John Lithgow Joins Cast Of Apple Thriller 'Sharper' Ahead Of Production Start". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 11, 2021.