What day and time will 'Air' release? And everything else you need to know about biographical sports drama
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Amazon Studios and Warner Bros Pictures present 'Air', an intriguing biographical sports drama centered on real-life Nike shoe salesman Sonny Vaccaro. It revolves around his quest to crack a deal with the basketball player, Michael Jordan, as well as the origins of the iconic and popular athletic shoe line, Air Jordan.
'Air' is Ben Affleck's fifth directorial feature that is written by Alex Convery. The movie is produced by David Ellison, Jesse Sisgold, Jon Weinbach, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Madison Ainley, Jeff Robinov, Peter Guber, and Jason Michael Berman.
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When will 'Air' release?
'Air' will premiere at South by Southwest as the festival’s closing night film on March 18, 2023. The film is slated for a worldwide release in the United States on April 5, 2023.
How to watch 'Air'?
Even after being an Amazon Studios production, 'Air' will be released worldwide in theaters, and audiences will have to wait sometime before the film is accessible via streaming on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories.
What is the plot of 'Air'?
'Air' depicts Nike's newly formed basketball division's game-changing collaboration collaboration with basketball icon Michael Jordan which transformed the sports industry and cultural phenomena with the Air Jordan brand. The story follows the career-defining big risk of an unconventional team that has everything on the line, the steadfast vision of a mother who recognizes the value of her son's enormous talent, and the basketball phenom who would go on to become the greatest of all time.
What is the cast of 'Air'?
'Air' cast members are Affleck as Nike co-founder Phil Knight, Matt Damon plays maverick Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro, Jason Bateman plays Rob Strasser, Chris Messina as David Falk, Matthew Maher as Peter Moore. Further, it will feature Marlon Wayans as George Raveling, Chris Tucker as Howard White, Viola Davis as Deloris Jordan, Gustaf Skarsgard as Horst Dassler, and Julius Tennon as James Jordan. Surprisingly, the only role that has yet to be cast is Jordan's character. According to reports, Jordan isn't going to be portrayed on screen by an actor and will instead use archived video of the iconic player, with the film focusing on Jordan's legacy instead of his physical appearance.
What is the latest buzz around 'Air'?
According to Deadline, Affleck said, "Matt and I are very excited for audiences to see 'Air' and proud that it’s the first release from Artists Equity. 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."
He added, "I appreciate and value Jen Salke’s faith in our ability to execute on and deliver a movie we are proud of, as well as her and Sue Kroll’s incredible ongoing support of the film. Amazon Studios, Skydance, and Mandalay were all critical to getting this done, and the film couldn’t have been made without them. We value the steps it took on each of their parts to make it happen and want to thank them. This was the best creative and personal experience of our lives and we look forward to many more like it."
'Air' is set to witness its worldwide premiere on April 5, 2023.