Apple unveiled the official trailer of one of its first TV+ films, called ‘The Banker.’ The real-life drama stars Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Nia Long, and Nicholas Hoult.
The film is based on the true story of Bernard Garr and Joe Morris, played by Mackie and Jackson, respectively, a couple of businessmen that develop a plan to turn into real estate and banking moguls during the 50s and 60s with the goal to help African Americans pursue the American dream providing them with friendly housing loans during Jim Crow’s Texas. They hire a working-class man, called Matt Steiner (Hoult) to pretend to be the leader of their business and teach him how to socialize and strike deals with rich white men while they pretended to be the janitor and chauffeur of the company because they could not head the company.
Just like ‘The Elephant Queen,’ ‘Hala,’ and many other streaming films, ‘The Banker’ will have a limited theatrical release from December 6 so it qualifies for awards consideration. It will also close the American Film Institute Festival on November 21. The film will be available for streaming in January.
The movie is directed by George Nolfi, who also worked with Mackie in ‘The Adjustment Bureau,’ Joe Viertel serves as producer. The film was written by Nicole Levy, George Nolfi, David Lewis Smith, and Stan Younger from an original story by Brad Kane.
It seems like a fair bet for awards consideration, and the trailer proves so. Enjoy the trailer of ‘The Banker’ below: