*At a special event held at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN, Apple TV+ 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.
Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV app will be available on Sony and VIZIO smart TVs later this year. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device.*
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