Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie Star in ‘The Banker’ Film About Black Entrepreneurs
The movie features Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Nia Long, and Nicolas Hoult starring in the real-life story of Bernard Garrett and Joe Morris. The world premiere of The Banker will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles. The film will open in select theaters on Dec. 6 before debuting on Apple TV+ in January 2020.
According to Apple TV+, “Based on a true story, “The Banker” centers on revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson), who devise an audacious and risky plan to take on the racially oppressive establishment of the 1960s by helping other African Americans pursue the American dream. Along with Garrett’s wife Eunice (Nia Long), they train a working-class white man, Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult), to pose as the rich and privileged face of their burgeoning real estate and banking empire—while Garrett and Morris pose as a janitor and a chauffeur. Their success ultimately draws the attention of the federal government, which threatens everything the four have built.”
The drama is directed by George Nolfi (“The Adjustment Bureau”) and produced by Joel Viertel. Brad Feinstein produced under his Romulus Entertainment banner, along with producers Nolfi, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jonathan Baker, David Lewis Smith, and Anthony Mackie. The executive producers are Joseph F. Ingrassia, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Greenfield, David Gendron, and Ali Jazayeri. The Banker is written by Niceole Levy, George Nolfi, David Lewis Smith, and Stan Younger from a story by David Lewis Smith, Stan Younger, and Brad Caleb Kane.
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