Air a film following the launch of Michael Jordan into basketball stardom and his collaboration with Nike is the first film we’ll see from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s new production company, Artists Equity.
The biopic is also directed by Affleck in who he plays then CEO of Nike, Phil Knight. Prime studios summarized the upcoming release:
From award-winning director Ben Affleck, AIR reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.
The star-studded cast is sure to be a slam dunk with audiences with Matt Damon playing Sonny Vaccaro, Jason Bateman as Rob Strasser, Oscar-winner Viola Davis as Deloris Jordan, Chris Messina as David Falk, Marlon Wayans as George Raveling, Chris Tucker as Howard White, and Matthew Maher as Peter Moore.
You can catch the film in select global theatres today, April 5. The streaming date has yet to be announced. If heading to an AMC theatre, make sure to grab discounted tickets here! Why pay full price when you don’t have to?