Ben Affleck’s ‘Air’ Trailer Follows Nike and Michael Jordan Partnership

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Air Jordan is a basketball shoe line that was a collaboration between Nike and Michael Jordan. It was a pioneer in the sneaker culture, and fans were able to check out its origins with documentaries like Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1 and One Man and His Shoes. Today, Amazon Studios has released the trailer for Air, the Ben Affleck-directed flick about the origin of Air Jordan. Not only is it a reunion between Affleck and Matt Damon, but it also marks the first time Affleck is directing his longtime friend.

About Air

Synopsis: From award-winning director Ben Affleck, AIR reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.

The film is directed by Ben Affleck and written by Alex Convery. It’s produced by David Ellison, Jesse Sisgold, Jon Weinbach, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Madison Ainley, Jeff Robinov, Peter Guber, and Jason Michael Berman.

Actors include Matt Damon as Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro, Ben Affleck as Nike co-founder Phil Knight, Jason Bateman as Rob Strasser, Chris Messina as David Falk, Matthew Maher as Peter Moore, Marlon Wayans as George Raveling, Jay Mohr, Julius Tennon as James Jordan, with Chris Tucker as Howard White and Viola Davis as Deloris Jordan.

AIR will be released in theaters worldwide on April 5, 2023, in advance of its premiere worldwide on Prime Video.

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