Who follows the news of Apple TV + here in the MacMagazine certainly learned of the controversy surrounding «The Banker», one of the first fictional films that had its rights bought by Apple – and certainly the one most likely to win prestige and awards for the company, with its socially relevant history and starred cast.
For those who did not follow the whole story, Apple canceled the premiere of the film, which would be at the AFI Fest film festival, and indefinitely postponed its debut (both in theaters and on Apple TV +) due to accusations directed at Bernard Garrett Jr., one of the producers. He is the son of Bernard Garrett Sr., whose fictional version is one of the protagonists of the film, and was accused of sexually abusing his sisters and promoting a biased account of his father’s story.
After the controversy, the future of the film was uncertain, and many people doubted whether it would even be seen in Apple’s domains. Well now we know that: Apple confirmed to Variety what «The Banker» will debut in theaters on the day March 6, and will arrive on Apple TV + two weeks later, on the day March 20.
The news, while good for those interested in seeing the film, is bad for Apple: a film release in March basically kills the chances of the film being remembered in the awards season, since most productions with Oscar claims ( and the like) are released between September and December, just before voters draw their pens. Apparently, Apple will have to find another starred production to try his luck in the next season of prizes.
Featurette in «Truth Be Told»
Meanwhile, Apple released a new featurette in «Truth Be Told» on your YouTube channel. The video is focused on the character Warren Cave, played by Aaron Paul, and brings testimonials from the cast and crew of the series in the process of creating the character.
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