Hala, which Apple acquired out of Sundance this year opens November 22 in select theaters with a streaming date set for December on AppleTV+. The drama, directed by Minhal Baig, follows a high school senior, Hala (Geraldine Viswanathan), who struggles to balance being a suburban teenager in Chicago with her family’s strict upbringing. As she comes into her own, Hala finds herself grappling with a secret that threatens to unravel her family. Cast includes Jack Kilmer, Gabriel Luna, Purbi Joshi, Azad Khan and Anna Chlumsky.
The Banker, directed by George Nolfi, is opening December 6 before debuting on Apple TV+ in January. Inspired by true events, it centers on Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson), who devise an ingenious business plan to take on the establishment and the racial limitations of the 1960s to help members of underserved African American communities achieve the American Dream. With the assistance of Garrett’s wife Eunice (Nia Long), they train a working-class white man, Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult), to be the face of their burgeoning real estate empire – while Garrett and Morris pose as a janitor and chauffeur. Their social activism and success ultimately draw the attention of banking and government officials, which threatens everything the four have built.
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