Director: George Nolfi
Writer(s): George Nolfi, Niceole Levy, Stan Younger
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Nia Long, Nicholas Hoult, Anthony Mackie, Jessie T. Usher, Colm Meaney, Paul Ben-Victor, Gregory Alan Williams, Michael Harney, Taylor Black, James DuMont, Rhoda Griffis, Daniel Johnson, Jill Jane Clements, Jason Davis, Craig Welzbacher, Jordan Salloum, Chris Gann, Scott Johnson, Crystal Coney, David Maldonado, Bill Kelly, Travis West, James William Ballard, Adam Drescher, Garrett Kruithof, Gralen Bryant Banks, Jody Thompson, Sherry Richards, David Alexander, Max Bickelhaup, Xen Sams, Alexa Whitaker, David Andrew Nash, Mason Pike, Jay D. Kacho, Jerry Griffin, Melinda Russell, Jaylon Gordon, Zach Hanner,Alphie Hyorth, Alonzo Ward, Albert L. Taylor, Mason Mackie, Nic Starr, Adam Weber, Cameron Brumbelow, Joe Hardy Jr., Antonio Bencosme, Robert McLeroy, Leonard Roll, Tara Rodgers, Serge Burack Jr., Robert Hornak, Shawndella Roberts, Patrick Seda
Synopsis: The drama is based on the true story of two African American entrepreneurs, Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson), who during the 1950’s tried to circumvent the racial limitations of the era and take on the establishment by recruiting a working class white man, Matt Steiner (Hoult) and training him to pose as the head of their business empire while they posed as a janitor and a chauffeur. Bernard’s wife Eunice (Nia Long), plays a key role in setting up the enterprise. Garrett and Morris become two of the wealthiest and most successful real estate owners in the country with Steiner as their front man, but their success brings about unforeseen risk of exposure that threatens everything.
Release Date: December 6, 2019 (USA) | Length: 120 min | Genre: Drama, History | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 on appeal for some strong language including a sexual reference and racial epithets, and smoking throughout.
Note: This film is complete and was set to premier at the AFI Fest on December 6, 2019 but was pulled from Apple TV release schedule because of accusations unrelated to the film.
Tags: Albert L. Taylor, Alexa Whitaker, Alonzo Ward, Anthony Mackie, Daniel Johnson, David Andrew Nash, Gralen Bryant Banks, Gregory Alan Williams, Jaylon Gordon, Jessie T. Usher, Mason Mackie, Nia Long, Nic Starr, Samuel L. Jackson, Shawndella Roberts, Sherry Richards, Tara Rodgers