Apple celebrates “The Banker” at the National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis, Tennessee – March 2, 2020
Directed by George Nolfi
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, and Nia Long
Opens in select theaters on March 6 and premieres globally on Apple TV+ on March 20
Award-winning stars Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie and Nia Long attend premiere event ahead of March 6 theatrical release and March 20 debut on Apple TV+
At a special event held at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN, Apple premiered its upcoming original film, “The Banker.” Inspired by true events, “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 racist 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 they have built.
“The Banker” will premiere in select theaters on March 6, and will become available to watch on Apple TV+ in over 100 countries and regions around the world on March 20.
In addition to the cast and filmmakers, the event was attended by Chief Marketing and External Affairs Officer of the National Civil Rights Museum Faith Morris, local bankers, educators and community leaders.
Directed and produced by George Nolfi, “The Banker” is produced by Joel Viertel. Brad Feinstein also produced under his Romulus Entertainment banner, along with producers 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 film 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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