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Samuel L. Jackson's The Banker Pulled from AFI Fest Premiere Over 'Considerations Surrounding the Movie'

Samuel L. Jackson's The Banker Pulled from AFI Fest Premiere Over 'Concerns Surrounding the Film'


Samuel L. Jackson‘s upcoming film The Banker is in troubled water.

The movie was pulled from its world premiere at AFI Fest this Thursday after Apple revealed in an announcement obtained by PEOPLE that it was trying into “considerations surrounding the movie.”

“We bought The Banker earlier this 12 months as we have been moved by the movie’s entertaining and academic story about social change and monetary literacy,” the assertion learn. “Final week some considerations surrounding the movie have been dropped at our consideration. We, together with the filmmakers, want a while to look into these issues and decide the most effective subsequent steps.”

The assertion added, “In gentle of this, we’re not premiering The Banker at AFI Fest.”

The movie stars Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Nicholas Hoult, Jessie Usher and Nia Lengthy and was set to be Apple’s first main movie launch with the film scheduled to debut in theaters Dec. 6, Deadline reported.

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The film relies on a real story with Mackie enjoying Bernard Garrett and Jackson enjoying Joe Morris, two businessmen who concoct a plan to construct a monetary empire with a white man (Nicholas Hoult) posing because the face of their enterprise.

Deadline reported a member of the family of Garrett made allegations towards the late entrepreneur that led Apple to pause its premiere.

The Banker was set to shut out the AFI Fest. It has been changed with Marriage Story, which stars Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver and Laura Dern, based on The Hollywood Reporter.