Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie are pretty familiar names when it comes to the big screen. Although he’s been in many films, Mackie has made a name for himself among audiences for playing Falcon in the juggernaut Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jackson has been in the game for a long time and is more or less a pretty iconic actor in his own right way before he set foot in the MCU as Nick Fury. With Chris Evans probably done with the MCU giving him more time to take on other roles, these two would be teaming up for a non comic book flick.
Deadline reports that the two would be teaming up together alongside Nicholas Hoult and Nia Long for George Nolfi’s The Banker. Based off real-life events, the drama follows two African American entrepreneurs, Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson) in the 1950s as they attempt to recruit a white working class man, Matt Steiner (Hoult) to pose as the head of their business empire while they pose as a janitor and chauffeur.
Garett and Morris become two of the most wealthiest and successful real estate owners in the country with Steiner as the face but as a threat to expose everything comes to light, things aren’t going to be all that easy. Bernard’s wife Eunice (Nia Long) also plays a key role in setting up the enterprise and this film looks like it could definitely tackle the subject of racism and prejudice in the business world.
The film is already underway in Atlanta with Niceole Levy and Nolfi as screenwriters under the production company, Romulus Entertainment. These performers look like they may definitely serve up something great for the film and director Nolfi has proven himself to be a competent director having directed The Adjustment Bureau. This could be a pretty interesting film to check out and something that would resonate from a racial standpoint.