Apple TV+ has released the official trailer to George Nolfi’s The Banker, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Nicholas Hoult, and Nia Long. The film is opening in theaters December 6 before debuting on Apple TV+ in January.
A fact-based drama written by Nolfi and Niceole Levy, the story follows two African American entrepreneurs, Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson), who spent the 1950s trying to circumvent racial limitations by recruiting a working class white guy named Matt Steiner (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.
Brad Feinstein produced the film.