The release of the film shot for the Apple TV + platform was in doubt.
Let me remind you that a couple of weeks ago Apple showed the trailer for the movie “The Banker”, which should be released in theaters in December, and a month later – on the streaming platform Apple TV +. The premiere of the picture was supposed to take place today at the festival of the American Institute of Motion Picture Arts, which takes place in Los Angeles. However, it became known that Apple canceled the show due to “certain concerns” associated with the film.
“Last week we had some doubts about the film. Together with the creators of the picture, it takes us a little time to sort out all the issues and determine our future actions. In light of these events, we canceled the premiere of “The Banker” at the festival of the American Film Institute, ”Apple said in a statement.
The Banker is based on a true story that tells of entrepreneurs Bernard Garre and Joe Morris. They developed a plan to create an empire that was engaged in finance and real estate in the 50-60 years of the XX century. Their goal was to help the African-American population of the United States realize the American dream. Starring Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nia Long and Nicholas Holt.
The further fate of the film is still in question. Considering that it was originally planned that the picture will go on sale already on December 6, we should expect news from Apple in the very near future.
A source: Engadget