Many have wondered about the highly anticipated movie, The Banker, starring, Samuel L. Jackson, Nia Long and Anthony Mackie; some pretty upscale actors, right? So what happened to the film?
Unfortunately, the film was supposed to be released on Apple TV but was delayed after it was reported that the son of the film’s subject, Bernard Garrett Jr. who was also the co-producer of the film, was accused of sexual misconduct by his half-sisters. Bernard has denied accusations, but it has been reported that Bernard Garrett Jr.’s credit on the film has been removed and he will not profit from the film or the release date.
This unfortunate news has saddened many especially the cast and other people who worked closely on the film due to its powerful presence that the film has created. The film has uncovered a massive forgotten piece of American History, that’s been well-crafted from the start of the film to the end which deserves the upmost respect to be seen.
The Banker is based on the true story of two Black real estate investors, Bernard Garrett and Joe Morris who managed to buy several banks and homes in a predominately white neighborhood, loaning it to Black people who are looking to find their American dream in this segregated world.
The film, “The Banker” was set to be released theatrically on March 6, 2020 but it will now be available on Apple TV Plus on March 20, 2020.