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Amazon reveals streaming launch date – The Hollywood Reporter

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Ben Affleck was critically acclaimed air It will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video on May 12th after an exclusive screening in theaters worldwide.

The star-studded sports drama, which generated early Oscar fanfare, marks a new era for Amazon Studios in terms of how it releases some original titles. instead of sending air Direct-to-air, the studio agreed to stick to the traditional theatrical window to give the film a strong showing in thousands of theaters.

air It will run exclusively on the big screen for 39 days when it premieres on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world.

Written by Alex Convery, airLeading the cast are Matt Damon, Viola Davis, Jason Bateman, Chris Messina, Matthew Maher, Marlon Wayans, Chris Tucker and Gustav Skarsgård as Horst Dassler. (Affleck also stars.)

Damon portrays former Nike CEO Sonny Vaccaro, while Affleck plays Nike co-founder Phil Knight in a story involving Nike’s long-running effort to sign rising basketball star Michael Jordan to a shoe contract in the mid-1980s, an endorsement that seemed impossible. At the time, but thanks to the renegade sneaker salesman, it became the most significant relationship between a sneaker brand and an athlete ever, launching the multi-billion dollar global contemporary sneaker industry. Davis plays Delores Jordan.

airAnd the worldwide box office total to date is $70.2 million, including $47.6 million domestically and $31.6 million overseas. The movie cost $90 million to make before marketing (and that doesn’t even take into account the tens of millions more that Amazon paid to get the project off the table).

The film is supported by Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports, and Mandalay Pictures. It’s also the first project from Affleck and Matt Damon Artists Equity, as well as marking the first time Affleck directed a film starring his longtime friend Damon.

Dealing with Amazon airin North America, while Warner Bros. International has overseas duties in accordance with its distribution agreement with MGM.


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