Apple celebrates “The Banker” at the National Civil Rights Museum
Award-winning stars Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie and Nia Long attend premiere event ahead of March 6 theatrical release and March 20 debut on Apple TV+
Anthony Mackie (stars as Bernard Garrett) and Samuel L. Jackson (stars as Joe Morris) attend Apple’s “The Banker" premiere at the National Civil Rights Museum. “The Banker” opens in select theaters on March 6, before premiering globally on Apple TV+ on March 20
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Apple premiered its upcoming original film, “The Banker.” Inspired by true events, “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 racist 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 they have built.
Beginning March 6, “The Banker” will premiere in select theaters on March 6, and will become available to watch on Apple TV+ in over 100 countries and regions around the world on March 20.
In addition to the cast and filmmakers, the event was attended by chief marketing and external affairs officer, National Civil Rights Museum, Faith Morris, local bankers, educators and community leaders.
Source Apple TV+
March 3, 2020 9:15am ET by Apple TV+