AIR set to premiere on Prime Video on May 12: Directed by actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck, the biographical drama AIR is all set to premiere on Prime Video on May 12.The Matt Damon and Affleck starrer film offers a rare glimpse into the story of basketball legend Michael Jordan, who inspired the iconic Air Jordan sneakers.
AIR set to premiere on Prime Video on May 12:
The film is about Nike’s long effort in the mid-’80s to sign the basketball legend, an endorsement that seemed impossible at the time but turned out to be the most important relationship between an athletic brand and an athlete, ever. Launched the multibillion-dollar. contemporary sneaker industry.
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Ben Affleck an actor, director and producer said, “Air is not Michael Jordan’s story, but there is no story without him. I asked him This film would not have been made without being contacted first. And I am grateful to Michael for sharing what was important to him. His presence and influence are felt throughout the film, although we do not see his face. Because he is a Such is the icon – an undeniably important and meaningful figure.
Matt Damon stars as Sonny Vaccaro, a close friend of Affleck’s who signed Jordan to his first sneaker deal in the early days of Nike.
Cast of the film:
The cast also includes Affleck as Nike co-founder Phil Knight, Jason Bateman as Rob Strasser, Chris Messina as David Falk, Matthew Maher as Peter Moore, Marlon Wayans as George Raveling, Howard White as Chris Tucker as Deloris Jordan as Viola Davis and Gustaf Skarsgård as Horst Dassler.
Backed by Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports and Mandalay Pictures, “Air” is the first project from Affleck and Damon’s production banner Artists Equity.
‘Air’ is written by Alex Convery. It is produced by David Ellison, Jesse Sisgold, John Weinbach, Affleck, Damon, Madison Ainley, Jeff Robinov, Peter Guber and Jason Michael Berman.