Apple TV+ has released the first trailer for “The Banker,” starring Anthony Mackie (“Avengers: Endgame“) and Samuel L. Jackson (“Captain Marvel”). It is directed by George Nolfi, who helmed 2011’s “The Adjustment Bureau.”
The film is written by Nolfi, Niceole Levy, David Lewis Smith and Stan Younger from a story by Smith, Younger and Brad Caleb Kane. Nicholas Hoult and Nia Long also star.
Based on a true story, “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 racially oppressive 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 the four have built.
“The Banker” will have its world premiere at this month’s AFI Fest as the closing night film. It stars Mackie, in a year that has already seen the actor in such films as “Synchronic,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame,” “Seberg,” and the Netflix series, “Black Mirror.” Mackie is also set to star in the Disney+ series, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” set for 2020.
This film also sees Jackson, an Academy Award-nominated actor, best known for his roles in “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown” and known more recently as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Joe Viertel is a credited producer on the film. Brad Feinstein produced under his Romulus Entertainment banner, along with producers Nolfi, 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 Banker” is produced and distributed by AppleTV+ and hits theaters Dec. 6. It will land on AppleTV+ early next year for those with a subscription package. The service launched Nov. 1 at $4.99 per month.