According to Deadline, Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson are set to star in the film in which the former and the latter portray two entrepreneurs named Bernard Garrett and Joe Morris who attempt to overcome racial limitations of the 1950s. They transform their businesses into sites for social activism and push for African Americans get loans in the state of Texas. After successful real estate investment in California, the duo purchases two banks in Texas which is an achievement in the Jim Crow era South. Their goal is to acquire the Mainland Bank and Trust Co and a controlling interest in the First National Bank of Marlin in order to provide loans to the black community.
The film will be added to the plethora of films, series and documentaries for Apple TV+, however sources confirmed that The Banker will see a theatrical release at some point to compete in the award season.
The Banker will be financed by Romulus Entertainment and will feature Nia Long and Jessie T. Usher in supporting roles.