With Family Ties and the Back to the Future films, he has released a feature-length about actor and activist, tracing both his stratospheric rise in Hollywood as well as his personal journey with Parkinson's disease.
Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winner, is set to direct the documentary that is currently in production and shooting in New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, which will include documentary, archive, and scripted works.
The documentary, titled "The improbable tale of an undersized kid from a Canadian military base who rose to the heights of stardom" will unspool with Fox's never-before-seen private journey, including his twenty-nine-year-old diagnosis with Parkinson's disease. Intimate and honest, the film will recount Fox's personal and professional triumphs and taches, and explore what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease."
The untitled Michael J. Fox feature is produced by Guggenheim's Concordia Studio, which previously worked with Apple on doc Boys State. Guggenheim, Annetta Marion, Will Cohen, and Jonathan King will collaborate, alongside Laurene Powell Jobs, Jonathan Silberberg, Nicole Stott, and Fox's long-time producing partner Nelle Fortenberry.
Apple's other non-fiction publications include a doc about Sidney Poitier from Oprah as well as a doc on Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton.
UTA and Ziffren Brittenham have criticised Fox.