Apple Original The Banker is the true story of two enterprising black men (Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson) who ‘take it to the man’ by buying a bank in the racially oppressive 1960s – with the help of a working class white man (Nicholas Hoult) they train to be their front.
The Banker will be in theaters on December 6th before premiering on Apple TV+ in January, 2020.
Based on a true story, “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 racially oppressive 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 the four have built. The drama is directed by George Nolfi (“The Adjustment Bureau”) and produced by Joel Viertel. Brad Feinstein produced under his Romulus Entertainment banner, along with producers Nolfi, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jonathan Baker, David Lewis Smith and Anthony Mackie. The executive producers are Joseph F. Ingrassia, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Greenfield, David Gendron and Ali Jazayeri. “The Banker” is written by Niceole Levy, George Nolfi, David Lewis Smith and Stan Younger from a story by David Lewis Smith, Stan Younger and Brad Caleb Kane.
DIRECTED BY: George Nolfi
WRITTEN BY: Niceole Levy, George Nolfi, David Lewis Smith, Stan Younger
STORY BY: David Lewis Smith, Stan Younger,Brad Caleb Kane
PRODUCED BY: Joel Viertel, Brad Feinstein, George Nolfi, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jonathan Baker, David Lewis Smith, Anthony Mackie
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Joseph F. Ingrassia, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Greenfield, David Gendron, Ali Jazayeri
CAST: Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, Jessie T. Usher, Colm Meaney