The Banker is an upcoming film that is written and directed by George Nolfi, he has co-written it with Niceole Levy (Cloak & Dagger, Shades of Blue), along with burgeoning scribes David Lewis Smith and Stan Younger, based on a story the latter two developed with Brad Caleb Kane (Warrior). The movie is based on a true story and was to be released on 6 December but because of the real-life controversy has derailed that plan, resulting in Apple delaying the release until a date to be determined.
This controversy is ob the sexual molestation allegations made by Cynthia and Sheila Garrett against their half-brother, Bernard Garrett Jr., who happens to be the son and namesake of the film’s co-main-character, played by Anthony Mackie. Because of this delayed the release but The Banker is currently eyed for a premiere on Apple TV+ sometime in January 2020.
Furthermore, Bernard Jr. has been removed from the film’s credits. The junior Garrett has since issued a statement (via Deadline,) in which he denies the allegations. As the plot the official synopsis reads:
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.
As for the cast, it consists of Samuel L. Jackson as Joe Morris, Anthony Mackie as Bernard Garrett, Nicholas Hoult as Matt Steiner, Nia Long as Eunice Garrett, Scott Daniel Johnson as Robert Florance, Jr.Taylor Black as Susie, Michael Harney as Melvin Belli, Colm Meaney as Patrick Barker, Paul Ben-Victor as Donald Silverthorne, Jessie Usher as Tony Jackson, Gregory Alan Williams as Britton Garrett, Rhoda Griffis as Mrs. Barker, Travis West as Mrs. Cooper’s Son, David Alexander as Mr. Miller and Jaylon Gordon as Bernard Garrett Jr.