LOS ANGELES — (11-05-19) — Apple TV unveils their original film trailer for “The Banker”, starring Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson and Nicholas Hoult. The Banker is the upcoming 2019 American drama film written and directed by George Nolfi.
‘The Banker’ film project was announced in October 2018 by Romulus Entertainment who financed the film with Brad Feinstein as lead producer. George Nolfi was hired to direct the film which he co-wrote with Niceole Levy.
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Apple TV+ acquired distribution rights to ‘The Banker’ in July of 2019. It will have its world premiere at the AFI Fest on November 21, 2019.
“The Banker is the true story of two African American entrepreneurs, Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson), who during the 1950’s tried to circumvent the racial limitations of the era and take on the establishment by recruiting a working class white man, Matt Steiner (Hoult) and training him to pose as the head of their business empire while they posed as a janitor and a chauffeur.
Nia Long plays Bernard’s wife Eunice. Garrett and Morris become two of the wealthiest and most successful real estate owners in the country with Steiner as their front man, but their success brings about unforeseen risk of exposure that threatens everything.”
Apple TV has scheduled ‘The Banker’ to be released on December 6, 2019, in a limited release, followed by digital streaming in January 2020. Bleecker Street will co-distribute the film.
Watch “The Banker” (2019) Official Trailer
Directed by: George Nolfi
Cinematography by: Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Screenplay by: Niceole Levy | George Nolfi
Film Editing by: Joel Viertel
Music by: H. Scott Salinas
Casting by: Kim Coleman
Produced by: George Nolfi | Nnamdi Asomugha | Jonathan Baker
Production co: Iam21 Entertainment | Romulus Entertainment
Distributed by: Apple TV
Theatrical Release date: December 6, 2019 (USA)
Digital Download Release date: January 31, 2020
© 2019 – Apple TV
Article by: Michael “The Sizzler” Jacobs, Staff Writer
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