Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Nike Drama 'Air' Gets 2023 Theatrical Release Date

Directed by Affleck, the movie recounts Nike’s industry-shifting partnership with Michael Jordan.

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Ben Affleck’s forthcoming directorial effort, Air, will premiere in theaters worldwide on April 5, prior to its debut on Amazon’s Prime Video. The film, which stars Affleck and Matt Damon, follows the inception of the Air Jordan Brand and the game-changing partnership between Nike and Michael Jordan.

The sports drama will see Affleck in the role of Nike co-founder Phil Knight, while Damon will play Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro. Elsewhere, the cast features Jason Bateman as Rob Strasser, 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, Gustaf Skarsgård as Horst Dassler and Julius Tennon as James Jordan.

Notably, the movie marks the first project from Affleck and Damon’s Artist Equity, in partnership with Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports and Mandalay Pictures. Producers include David Ellison, Jesse Sisgold, Jon Weinbach, Affleck, Damon, Madison Ainley, Jeff Robinov, Peter Guber and Jason Michael Berman, with executive producers Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Kevin Halloran, Michael Joe, Drew Vinton, John Graham, Peter E. Strauss and Jordan Moldo. Alex Convery penned the film’s script.

“Matt and I are very excited for audiences to see ‘Air’ and proud that it’s the first release from Artists Equity,” Affleck said in a release. “The movie 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 at recreating a remarkable and aspirational story. I appreciate and value Jen Salke’s faith in our ability to execute on and deliver a movie we are proud of, as well as her and Sue Kroll’s incredible ongoing support of the film.”

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