Apple Sets The Banker for Two Week Theatrical Run Before Streaming Release

Apple Sets The Banker for Two Week Theatrical Run Before Streaming Release

Apple sets The Banker for two week theatrical run before streaming release

After The Banker was pulled ahead of the AFI Fest last year and its theatrical release was postponed, Apple has set the drama for a March 6 release in theaters before the movie arrives on Apple TV+ on March 20, Deadline has confirmed.

The movie, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, faced controversy after Cynthia Garrett, sister to Bernard Garrett Jr. portrayed by Mackie in the film, alleged that her brother had “molested both she and her sister when they were children.” Bernard Garrett’s name was removed as a co-producer after the allegations came to light. Additionally, the outlet shares that Cynthia Garrett was reportedly upset that her mother was also excluded from the movie. The new release date was set following Apple’s conclusion of its investigation of the sexual misconduct allegations; a statement from Apple revealed that Bernard Garrett Jr. “will not profit from the release of the film in any form” (via TheWrap).

RELATED: Apple’s The Banker Trailer Starring Samuel L. Jackson & Anthony Mackie

The Banker is a drama based on 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 (Nicholas Hoult) and training him to pose as the head of their business empire while they posed as a janitor and a chauffeur. Bernard’s wife Eunice (Nia Long), plays a key role in setting up the enterprise. Garrett and Morris become two of the wealthiest and most successful real estate owners in the country with Steiner as their frontman, but their success brings about unforeseen risk of exposure that threatens everything.

The film is being directed by George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) on a script by Nicole R. Levy (Cloak & Dagger), David Lewis Smith, Stan Younger, and Nolfi based on a story from Smith, Younger and Brad Kane (Black Sails).

RELATED: Mandatory Streamers: Sex Education Arrives for Season 2

The Banker is produced by Nolfi, Mackie, Joe Viertel, Brad Feinstein, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jonathan Baker, and David Lewis Smith. Joseph F. Ingrassia, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Greenfield, David Gendron, and Ali Jazayeri are also set as executive producers.

The post Apple Sets The Banker for Two Week Theatrical Run Before Streaming Release appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

0 comments:

Video Games Movies / Film Music Nerd News Nerd Star Trek Trailers DC Comics Sci-Fi Television / TV Comic Books Movie News DC Cinematic Universe Movie Trailers News Comedy / Humor TV News Nintendo Wii Batman Technology Batman v Superman Superman Celebrities Music Videos Comic Strips Syko.org TV Promos Wonder Woman Animation Marvel Comics Social Media Sports Arizona / AZ Stargate Superbowl Football Linkin Park Man of Steel Science Suicide Squad Xbox 360 DC Films Editorials Government Nintendo DS Box Office Comic Book News DC Television Universe Green Lantern Harley Quinn Microsoft Rock News Suns Twitter Videos Basketball Blogosphere Business DC Extended Universe Daily Deals Food / Beverage Marijuana Marvel Cinematic Universe PlayStation 3 Spider-man Staff News Super Bowl 50 The Joker Video of the Day Warner Bros. Web Development Wonder Woman Angry Birds Apple Aquaman Archie Comics Auctions Batgirl Birds of Prey Bizzaro Bizzaro Girl Bluetooth Books Bryan Fuller C4MULA CBS California California / CA Cartoons Chester Bennington Crime Customization DC Entertainment DC TV Dead by Sunrise Deaths Deep Space Nine Ebay Email Facebook Fanmade Features Federation Financial Florida / FL Fringe Gmail Google+ Greg Berlanti Hawkman Health Japan Julien-K Literature Luxury Martian Manhunter Mobile / Wireless Multiplayer Multitouch Music News NSFW Nevada / NV Nintendo 3DS No Warning Operating Systems Orgy PSN Papa Roach Pete's Dragon Press Releases Rap Music Reviews Rockstar Seth Macfarlane Software Software Update Sony Star Trek Beyond Streaming Media Supergirl Syko Sam SykoDeals SykoPoetry Tech News The Avengers The CW The Flash The Flintstones Themes Transportation Trekkers Trekkies Trekspertise United Family Music Voyager Walmart Warehouse 13 Website Tools Windows Windows 10 Windows Media Xbox Live iMac