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Apple have published the first trailer for its original feature film ‘The Banker’ ahead of its December 6th theatrical release.

The drama starring Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult and Nia Long is based on a true story from the 1960’s, in which Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson) devise a plan to help African Americans access bank loans at a time when it was near impossible. They soon hire a white man (Hoult) to front their operation, whilst secretly running the business posing as a janitor and a chauffeur.

Talking to the audience at Deadline’s The Contenders Los Angeles event on Saturday, ‘The Banker’ director George-Nolfi said:

“Apple, I think, just believed in the story…They came in early and hard, and who doesn’t want to have Apple release their first big film? That’s exciting.”

‘The Banker’ –  streaming on Apple TV+ in January – is the third Apple original feature set for a theatrical release following ‘The Elephant Queen‘ in October and ‘Hala‘ on November 22nd. A theatrical run is integral to any awards push and Apple continued its campaign for the company’s originals earlier today by publishing a ‘For your consideration’ web-page to critics.

Attendees of FCPX Creative Summit in Cupertino will be treated to an exclusive screening of ‘The Banker’ on Nov 7th, presented by assistant editor Steven Moyer.