Amid the euphoria of the first weeks of the release of the Apple TV +unfortunately Ma was hit by an unpleasant situation involving one of her first films, The banker.
According to a report by the deadline, the world premiere of the company's new movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackieit should have happened last night at AFI Festin Hollywood and now has no date to occur.
The company has suspended plans involving the release of the production to investigate recently discovered allegations about the co-producer of the film, Bernard Garrett Jr. son of the main character portrayed in the movie, Bernard Garrett Sr.
According to the news, Garrett Jr. reportedly sexually abused his two younger sisters, Cynthia and Sheila garrett, for years. Apple was informed of their concerns through a lawyer, who requested that the tech giant not show the film; In a statement, Apple said information surrounding the prosecution had been brought to the company's attention, and its debut was postponed for proper investigation.
We buy (the rights of) The Banker ? Earlier this year, when we were thrilled with the fun and educational story of the movie about social change and financial literacy. Last week, some concerns around the movie were brought to our attention. We, along with the filmmakers, need some time to analyze these issues and determine the best next steps. In light of this, let's not debut The banker at AFI Fest.
Neither Garrett Jr. nor Director George Nolfi commented on the accusations. Sources close to the production team said no one was aware of the charges against Garrett Jr. until about a week ago, when co-producer credits were removed from the advertising materials and his attendance at events was supposed to avoid diverting attention from the story. from your father.
Despite this, there is still no information as to whether The banker occur even on December 6, according to Ma's schedule; After the release on the big screen, the movie should premiere on Apple TV +, which may take time to happen (if it happens).
In any case, Apple is right to suspend all disclosure and investigate these new charges in depth.
Featurette of For All Mankind
Still on Apple TV +, Ma shared a new series video For All Mankind, which shows how some details of the show were created for the production.
As we reported, ?For All Mankind? It is already renewed for the second season currently, there are five episodes of the first available, noting that the new episodes are aired on Fridays.
via Variety, The Loop