Apple TV+ has released the official trailer for “The Banker,” their first major film which will go theatrical on December 6th and then hit the service in January.
The story follows two African American entrepreneurs, Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson), who spent the 1950s trying to circumvent racial limitations by recruiting a working-class white guy named Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult) and training him to pose as the head of their business.
At the same time, they posed as a janitor and a chauffeur. Bernard’s wife Eunice (Nia Long), plays a key role in setting up the enterprise with the pair becoming two of the wealthiest and most successful real estate owners in the country with Steiner as their frontman. Their success soon brings about unforeseen risk of exposure that threatens everything.
George Nolfi (“The Adjustment Bureau,” “Birth of The Dragon”) helms the project which was shot in Atlanta late last year. Nolfi, Mackie, Joel Viertel, Nnamdi Asomugha and Jonathan Baker produce from a script by Nolfi, David Smith, Nicole Levy and Stan Younger.