Nike is getting the massive display screen therapy because the legendary sports activities attire firm’s story is being advised with the new 2023 movie AIR, with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon two of the driving forces behind it.
Affleck and Damon have an extended historical past collectively going all the best way again to once they had been youngsters in Boston, however their skilled profession has been highlighted by their Oscar win for the Good Will Looking screenplay and showing collectively in motion pictures (along with Good Will Looking) like Dogma, the Jay and Silent Bob motion pictures, College Ties and, most lately, The Last Duel. Nevertheless, that is the primary time that Affleck is directing Damon in a film.
Discover out every part you’ll want to learn about AIR, together with when it’s popping out, who else is within the film and extra proper right here.
AIR launch date
AIR is coming ahead of it’s possible you’ll assume, because it has been given a world theatrical launch date of April 5, introduced by The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab).
Although AIR is produced by Amazon Studios, it’ll have an unique run in film theaters earlier than it makes its approach to Prime Video. Right now we do not have an official date for the film’s streaming debut.
AIR will concentrate on some of the vital occasions in Nike’s historical past, which might assist them turn out to be the globally acknowledged model they’re at this time: their pursuit of Michael Jordan as a spokesperson.
Whereas an official plot synopsis isn’t out there simply but, the film will element former Nike government Sonny Vaccaro and Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s long-shot plan to signal Michael Jordan to a shoe contract as his profession was on the rise within the mid-’80s.
Alex Convery wrote the script for AIR.
Damon goes to take the lead function of Vaccaro in AIR, whereas Affleck’s flip as Knight is described to be extra of a supporting efficiency. Damon and Affleck have been two of the largest stars in Hollywood during the last 25 years or so. A few of Damon’s most memorable roles got here in The Martian, The Departed and Saving Non-public Ryan, whereas Affleck is finest identified for his turns in The Tender Bar, The Method Again, as Batman in The Justice League and Gone Lady.
Listed here are some behind-the-scenes appears to be like at AIR, together with each Damon and Affleck in costume:
Becoming a member of Affleck and Damon in AIR are Jason Bateman (Ozark, Arrested Growth), Chris Messina (Gaslit, The Mindy Challenge), Viola Davis (The Woman King, Fences), Matthew Maher (Outer Range, Our Flag Means Death), Marlon Wayans (The Curse of Bridge Hollow, White Chicks), Chris Tucker (Rush Hour, Silver Lining’s Playbook), Gustaf Skarsgård (Vikings, Cursed) and Julis Tennon (The Lady King, Get on Up).
There isn’t any trailer for AIR presently. We’ll add it to this publish as quickly because it turns into out there.
Ben Affleck directed motion pictures
Whereas Affleck acquired his break as an actor, he has additionally turn out to be fairly the acclaimed director. Listed here are the flicks that he has directed along with AIR:
- Gone Child Gone (2007)
- The City (2010)
- Argo (2012)
- Reside by Evening (2016)