Feb 26, 2017; Hollywood, CA, USA; Ben Affleck (L) and Matt Damon present the award for Best Original screenplay during the 89th Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY NETWORK

Air, the movie about Nike directed by Ben Affleck and starring Affleck and Matt Damon, will be released in theaters on Wednesday, April 5th, per a report from Deadline.

Details about Air were reported last year. Affleck plays Phil Knight, and Damon plays Sonny Vaccaro.

Here’s a bit more about the film, along with other stars.

Air reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division, which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. The 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. 

Damon plays maverick Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro and Affleck plays Nike co-founder Phil Knight with 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 – among others. While Damon and Affleck starred in such movies together such as Good Will Hunting and Dogma, Air reps the first time that Affleck has directed his longtime friend.

Air is an Amazon Studios production, and will be available on Prime Video after its  run in theaters.


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