What you need to know
- Apple has finally premiered its next Apple TV+ film The Banker in Tennessee.
- The film has been marred by controversy surrounding allegations of abuse within the family of the main character Bernard Garrett.
- The film stars Samuel L. Jackson.
Apple has finally premiered its latest Apple TV+ film The Banker at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.
In a press release Apple stated:
The film is due to premiere on March 6 in selected theaters, and will be available to Apple TV+ subscribers in 100 countries on March 20.
Apple tactfully declined to mention the reason for the film's lengthy delay in coming to the big screen. Apple was forced to cancel the film's original premiere back in November, citing "some concerns around the film" that had been brought to Apple's attention. It transpired that the son of the main character Bernard Garrett, Bernard Garrett Jr was alleged to have sexually molested his two-half sisters, Cynthia and Sheila Garrett. It was also claimed that the timeline of the film has been tweaked to leave both the girls and their mother out of the story. Claims of a distorted timeline led to both former wives of Bernard Garret Sr calling for the film not to be release..
In response to those allegations the filmmakers issued a statement saying:
The Banker will be released in select theaters on March 6, and will debut on Apple TV+ on March 20.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
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