Anthony Mackie's The Banker Wins Apple Release Date
Variety The forthcoming fact-based drama, The Banker, led by Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Ultimatum) and Samuel L. Jackson (Captain Marvel), won an Apple theatrical release date set for December in time for the awards season. In addition, other Apple releases, including the Sundance release, Hala, and the wildlife documentary The Elephant Queen will feature theatrical releases prior to their streaming debut.
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The Banker is a drama based on the true story of two African-American entrepreneurs, Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson), who during the 1950s attempted to bypass the racial constraints of the time and take over the establishment by recruiting a workforce. . classy white man Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult) and training him to pose as head of the business empire while they posed as caretaker and driver. Bernard's wife, Eunice (Nia Long), plays a key role in setting up the company. Garrett and Morris become two of the nation's richest and most successful homeowners, with Steiner as the leader, but their success brings unpredictable exposure risks that threaten everything.
The film is being directed by George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) in a screenplay by Niceole R. Levy (Cloak & Dagger), David Lewis Smith, Stan Younger and Nolfi, based on a story by Smith, Younger and Brad Kane (Black Sails).
Jackson and Mackie reunite for the film after appearing in Captain America: Marvel's Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinite Warfare and Avengers: Ultimatum. The Banker is due to hit theaters on December 6 with the help of Bleecker Street and Apple TV + in January.
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Hala, written and directed by Minhal Baig (Ramy) and starring Geraldine Viswanathan (Blockers) and Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate), the film follows the incumbent Muslim teenager as she tries to cope with her family as she tries to come. in your suburbs of Chicago. The adult drama will hit theaters on November 22, followed by the Apple TV + premiere in December.
The Elephant Queen is directed by wildlife documentarians Mark Deeble (The Queen of Trees) and Victoria Stone (Nature) and narrated by Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (The Lion King) and tells the epic story of an elephant mother while traveling with her herd through the African savannah after being forced out of the water well. The documentary, which has gained a lot of repercussion after the first screenings of the festivals, will hit theaters on October 18, with the indie powerhouse A24 helping the studio bring it to the big screen, and will hit the next streaming service on October 1. November.
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