Apple signed an exclusive contract to release the drama The Banker at its Apple TV + online movie theater. The picture will appear in the service after its launch this fall. According to Deadline, drama could bring Apple a number of awards next year.
Work on the Banker began in October 2018. The director and screenwriter was George Nolphy, known for the films “Changing Reality” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.” The drama is based on real events and is dedicated to two African-American entrepreneurs: Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel Jackson).
In the 1950s, two businessmen tried to overcome racial restrictions and set out to help African Americans in Texas get loans. At the head of their enterprise, they appointed Matt Steiner (Nicholas Holt), a white man, and took up the positions of a cleaner and a chauffeur.
Garrett and Morris became very successful investors, but their exposure exposed the entire business.
“Banker” will be released in Apple TV +, but, in addition, a cinema release is planned ahead of the film awards season. Movies and television shows by Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams, John Favreau and other Hollywood directors will also be available at the online cinema.