Apple on Monday released a trailer for its upcoming Apple TV+ original film “The Banker,” starring Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nia Long, and Nicholas Hoult.
The film is based on the true story of two men, Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson), who come up with a plan to help African Americans gain access to real estate deals and bank loans during the 1960s. Nia Long plays Bernard’s wife Eunice.
The duo recruit a working class white man, Matt Steiner (Hoult) and train him to pose as the head of their business empire while they pose as a janitor and a chauffeur.
Garrett and Morris become two of the wealthiest and most successful real estate owners in the country with Steiner as their front man, but their success brings about a risk of exposure that threatens everything.
The film will debut in theaters on December 6, and will be available on Apple TV+ sometime in January. The film will be the third Apple Original film to follow such a schedule, With October’s “The Elephant Queen” and November’s “Hala” preceding it.