Ben Affleck’s latest film, Air, the release date has been unveiled! The actor is all set to direct and star in the upcoming film. Air is based on the birth of the Air Jordan brand and the partnership between Nike and rookie Michael Jordan. The film has set an April 5 global theatrical release date. After its worldwide release, Ben Affleck’s directorial film will release on Prime Video.
The film will mark the first project from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon behind the camera, in collaboration with Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports and Mandalay Pictures. Air ensemble cast includes Matt Damon as Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro, Ben Affleck as Nike co-founder Phil Knight, Jason Bateman as Rob Strasser, Chris Messina as David Falk, Matthew Maher as Peter Moore, and Marlon Wayans as George Raveling.
The star cast also features Chris Tucker as Howard White, Viola Davis as Deloris Jordan, Gustaf Skarsgård as Horst Dassler and Julius Tennon as James Jordan. Penned by Alex Convery, ‘Air’ is produced by David Ellison, Jesse Sisgold, Jon Weinbach, Affleck, Damon, Madison Ainley, Jeff Robinov, Peter Guber and Jason Michael Berman. Executive producers include Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Kevin Halloran, Michael Joe, Drew Vinton, John Graham, Peter E. Strauss and Jordan Moldo.
Not a while ago, Ben Affleck released a statement showing his excitement over working with Damon and the other crew. The Batman star started his statement, “Matt and I are very excited for audiences to see ‘Air’ and proud that it’s the first release from Artists Equity.” Affleck added in a release, “The movie was an extraordinary experience where we had the honour of working with some of the best cast and crew in the business, all of whom brought passion, persistence, and creativity to a collective effort at recreating a remarkable and aspirational story.”
Affleck further shared in the statement, “I appreciate and value Jen Salke’s faith in our ability to execute and deliver a movie we are proud of, as well as her and Sue Kroll’s incredible ongoing support of the film. Amazon Studios, Skydance and Mandalay were all critical to getting this done, and the film couldn’t have been made without them.”
Ben continues, “We value the steps it took on each of their parts to make it happen and want to thank them. This was the best creative and personal experience of our lives and we look forward to many more like it.”