Anthony Mackie & Samuel L. Jackson Assemble Again in ‘The Banker’
Mackie (Altered Carbon) plays Bernard Garrett, an entrepreneur in the Civil Rights era who teams with businessman Joe Morris (Jackson) to buy a bank so they can help African-American customers secure loans.
To pull this off, the men recruit and train a white partner (Nicholas Hoult) to be the face of the operation, while secretly running the show from their disguised roles as janitor and chauffeur.
“[They] were heroes who beat a system rigged against them and had fun doing it,” director George Nolfi says of the comedic tale about commerce, race and the black middle class.
“I’ve never seen a movie that really looked at these issues head-on, and this story offered a rare opportunity to do that and still have it be entertaining and fun to watch.”
The Banker, New Movie, Available Now, Apple TV+