'The Banker': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the real-life drama on Apple TV+
Apple's real-life drama film 'The Banker' has been delayed due to sexual abuse allegations against the son of one of the lead characters in the film. Cynthia Garrett, the half-sister of Bernard Garrett Jr., son of the film's subject, has come forward with allegations of sexual abuse.
So, the premiere of the Samuel Jackson-led film is has been pushed up until further notice. However, here's everything you need to know about the movie ahead of its release:
With rumors doing rounds on the internet, the film's premiere has been shifted from December 6 to sometime in January 2020.
The film is based on a true story. 'The Banker' is centered on the revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson), who draft a ludicrous plan which involves a high risk move to take on the racially oppressive establishment of the 1960s.
It involves helping other African American people to pursue their dreams. Garrett's wife Eunice (Nia Long) joins them and 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.
Samuel L Jackson
Otherwise known for his role in the Marvel Universe as Nick Fury, Samuel Jackson is an award-winning actor and producer who rose to fame with the film 'Together for Days' in 1973. He is popularly known for his role in films like 'Pulp Fiction', 'Jackie Brown', 'The Hateful Eight' and 'Snakes on a Plane'. He will be playing Joe Morris in this film.
Most of us know him as Papa Doc and Falcon from '8 Mile' and 'Captain America'. Anthony is an American actor who has roles in several films to his credit. He is popularly known for starring in films like 'The Hurt Locker', 'The Adjustment Bureau' and 'Avengers: Infinity War'. He will be playing Bernard Garrett in 'The Banker'.
A pop culture icon, Hollywood's leading lady and three-time NAACP award winner Nia Long plays Eunice Garrette in 'The Banker'. She is popular for her work in films like 'Big Momma's House', 'The Best Man', 'Third Watch' and 'The Best Man Holiday'.
Nicholas is an actor from England who rose to fame with his role in 'X Men' as Hank/Beast. He also appeared in other films like 'Warm Bodies', 'Mad Max' and 'About a Boy'. The award-winning actor will be playing Matt Steiner in 'The Banker'.
George Nolfi is the man who created films like 'The Bourne Ultimatum', 'The Adjustment Bureau', 'Spectral', and 'The Sentinel'. He will be directing this movie with an amazing cast!
Where to watch
It will be releasing on Apple tv+.
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