WHO’S IN IT?
Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), Nicholas Hoult (True History of the Kelly Gang), Nia Long (The Best Man), Scott Daniel Johnson (film debut), Taylor Black (Sugar Daddies), Michael Harney (Widows), Colm Meaney (Con Air), Paul Ben-Victor (The Irishman), Jessie T. Usher (When The Game Stands Tall), Gregory Alan Williams (Remember The Titans), Rhoda Griffis (We Are Marshall), Travis West (film debut), David Alexander (Four Fifteen), Jaylon Gordon (The Tree Widow)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau), director, writer, producer; David Lewis Smith (film debut), writer, producer; Niceole R. Levy (film debut), and Stan Younger (film debut), writers; Joel Viertel (Reckless), producer, editor; Nnamdi Asomugha (Crown Heights), Jonathan Baker (Basmati Blues), Brad Feinstein (American Woman), Anthony Mackie (IO) and Joel Viertel (Reckless), producers; H. Scott Salinas (A Private War), composer; Charlotte Bruus Christensen (Fences), cinematographer
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the 1960s, African-American businessmen Bernard Garrett (Jackson) and Joe Morris (Mackie) struggle to succeed in a system that is racially oppressive. To get ahead, they hire a working class white man named Matt Steiner (Hoult) to pose as the face of their real estate and banking empire, while they pose as his janitor and chauffeur. While at first the charade seems to be paying off, it’s not long before their plan is threatened…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The first major film to debut on Apple’s new streaming service is the enthralling but ashamedly timely story of two African-American men going to several extremes in order to get their foot in the door.