Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Nike biopic 'Air' bags theatrical release from Amazon Studios

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Nike biopic 'Air' bags theatrical release from Amazon Studios
Actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck co-wrote the script for the drama film 'Air', therefore marking the movie as the debut of their production together (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Ben Affleck is going for nothing but gold with his most recent film 'Air', which just set an official theatrical release date. The Michael Jordan and Nike biopic will be hitting theaters on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. The movie will take a place on the bench at Prime Video where it can be streamed after enjoying a large theatrical release all around the world. Affleck co-wrote the script for 'Air' with Matt Damon, therefore marking the movie as a debut of Artists Equity, the production business for the dream team.

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“Matt and I are very excited for audiences to see ‘Air’ and proud that it’s the first release from Artists Equity,” Ben Affleck said in a release. He adds, “The movie was an extraordinary experience where we had the honor of working with some of the best cast and crew in the business, all of whom brought passion, persistence, and creativity to a collective effort at recreating a remarkable and aspirational story."

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The biographical drama film 'Air' centers on the early years of Nike's now-famous Air Jordan brand as well as the connection between the company and Michael Jordan, who was a rookie player for the Chicago Bulls at the time. The basketball player and his family will fight for an equal piece of the pie alongside the company's top executives, with his incredibly supportive mother by their sides.

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Playing Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro, Damon is the show's star, and Ben Affleck plays Nike co-founder Phil Knight. The pair went above and beyond in their search for the ideal cast for their most recent film, which features an ensemble that includes Jason Bateman as Rob Strasser, Chris Messina as David Falk, Marlon Wayans as George Raveling, Viola Davis as Deloris Jordan, Matthew Maher as Peter Moore, Chris Tucker as Howard White, Julius Tennon as James Jordan, and Gustaf Skarsgård as Horst Dassler.

Produced by David Ellison, Jesse Sisgold, Jon Weinbach, Affleck, Matt Damon, Madison Ainley, Jeff Robinov, Peter Guber, and Jason Michael Berman, 'Air' was written by Alex Convery. Executive producers for the show include Jordan Moldo, Don Granger, Kevin Halloran, Michael Joe, Drew Vinton, John Graham, and Dana Goldberg.

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