Apple has canceled the premiere of its feature film Banker with Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson

Apple unexpectedly canceled the premiere of its first feature film, The Banker.


What is he talking about

The film tells the true story of twoblack entrepreneurs Bernard Garrett and Joe Morris in the conditions of racial segregation in the United States in the 1950s. They are played by Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury from The Avengers, Richmond Valentine from Kingsman) and Anthony Mackie (Falcon from The Avengers). They want to build a business empire, and to do this they hire a white man (Nicholas Hoult) to pose as the director of their company, while the characters themselves pretend to be a cleaner and a driver.

The film was supposed to debut todayat the American Film Institute's annual festival in Los Angeles. On December 6, it was planned to be shown in cinemas, after which “The Banker” would go to the collection of the Apple+ streaming service.

Why canceled

However, The Banker was replaced at the festival by Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story from Netflix. Apple canceled the premiere, but has not yet decided the fate of the film.

It's all about Bernard Garrett Jr., the son.Garrett Sr., whose life formed the basis of the picture. The main character's son was hired as a consultant for the film, but his sister recently accused him of sexual harassment.

“We acquired Banker at the beginning of this year, soWe were amazed by the film's fascinating and educational story about social change and financial literacy. Last week we became aware of some problems associated with the film. We, along with the directors, need some time to understand these issues and determine next steps. In light of this, we are canceling the AFI premiere of The Banker,” Apple said in an official statement.