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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Sports Drama “Air” Gets a Release Date

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Sports Drama “Air” Gets a Release Date

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon star the sports drama based on Nike’s signing of superstar basketball player Michael Jordan in the mid-’80s finally gets a release date.

The sports marketing film, which is a directorial effort by Affleck, will hit theaters on April 5, 2023 before heading to Prime Video.

“Matt and I are very excited for audiences to see ‘Air’ and proud that this is Artists Equity’s first release,” said the Goodwill hunting the star said in a statement.

“The film was an extraordinary experience where we had the honor 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 to recreate a remarkable and ambitious story,” said he declared. added.

“I appreciate and value Jen Salke’s confidence in our ability to execute and deliver a film that we are proud of, and her and Sue Kroll’s incredible ongoing support for the film. Amazon Studios, Skydance and Mandalay have all been essential to achieve this, and the film could not have been made without them.

The statement concluded: “We appreciate the steps he has taken from each of their parties to make this happen and want to thank them. It was the best creative and personal experience of our lives and we hope to have many more.

In the film, Damon will play Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro, Affleck will play Nike co-founder Phil Knight, and Jason Bateman will play Rob Strasser.

Other stars include Chris Messina as David Falk, Matthew Maher as Peter Moore, Marlon Wayans as George Raveling, Chris Tucker as Howard White, Viola Davis as Deloris Jordan and more.

The film will chronicle the quest to land Jordon to sign the deal with the shoe brand, which then seemed impossible, but became the most historic deal ever signed between an athletic brand and a player in the sneaker industry. .

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