After screening at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, and its premiere on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, the biopic Air Amazon Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures Continue to Build Anticipation for the Director’s Biographical Drama Ben Affleckwhose plot follows the story of shoe salesman Sonny Vaccaro and how he led Nike in its search for the greatest athlete in basketball history: Michael Jordan.
Latest in the marketing campaign is a promo clip with new looks at Viola Davis y Matt Damon; Damon plays Vaccaro, while Davis plays Jordan’s mother.
You can find the promo at the end of the note.
Meanwhile we tell you that the film has a script written by Alex Converywho makes his debut as a screenwriter with this project.
The plot follows Vaccaro, who works as a shoe salesman at Nike when he had the bright idea of signing Jordan to port the brand in the basketball legend’s rookie years. Later, Jordan would become his own brand, and Vaccaro a sports marketing executive.
In addition to directing, Affleck He is part of the cast playing Phil Knight, co-founder of Nike. In the ranks of the spectacular cast, in addition to Davis and Damon, there are also Jason Bateman, Chris Messina, Marlon Wayans, Chris Tucker, Matthew Maher, tom papa, Julius Tennon, Joel Gretsch, Gustaf Skarsgård, Barbara Sukowa, Jessica Green y And Bucatinsky.
The producers are David Ellison, Jesse Sisgol, Jon Weinbach, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Madison Ainley, Jeff Robinov, Peter Guber, and Jason Michael Berman. Robert Richardson is the composer, and William Goldbenberg is the editor.
Skydance Sports, Mandalay Pictures and Artists Equity are the production companies. Amazon Studios will distribute in the United States, and Warner Bros. Pictures in the international market.
Amazon Studios and WB Pictures to release the biopic in theaters April 5, 2023. It will also be available on Prime Video on a date to be confirmed.