Though Apple TV+ just began its streaming life a few days ago, that doesn’t mean the tech company isn’t ready to take on the Oscars. At least, that’s what Apple thinks. You see, no sooner does Apple TV+ launch does the tech company release a trailer for a new star-studded film, “The Banker,” which is clearly aiming for some awards later this year.
As seen in the new trailer, “The Banker” tells the story of a businessman Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie), who teams up with Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson) to come up with a plan to buy a couple of banks in the 1950s. Based on a true story, the film follows the two Black men as they attempt to use a white man (Nicholas Hoult) as a way to infiltrate a system that won’t give them the time of day.
The film is directed by George Nolfi, who is probably best known for his film “The Adjustment Bureau.” His most recent film was 2016’s “Birth of a Dragon.” He co-wrote “The Banker” alongside Niceole Levy, David Lewis Smith, and Stan Younger.
“The Banker” arrives in theaters on December 6.
Here’s the synopsis:
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.