Apple’s ‘The Banker’ Pulled From AFI Fest the Day Before Premiere, Theatrical Release in Question

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Apple has made the last minute decision to cancel the world premiere of “The Banker,” which was set to close out AFI Fest on Thursday, as the company reportedly investigates charges made by a family member of the late Bernard Garrett Sr., the man played by Anthony Mackie in the film.

An AFI Fest spokesperson confirmed that the film has been pulled from the Los Angeles festival’s slate and replaced with Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story.” That movie, though widely lauded, has already been released in theaters.

“We support Apple’s decision to postpone the premiere of ‘The Banker.” Fortunately our partners at Netflix have generously allowed us to screen the critically acclaimed ‘Marriage Story’ to close out AFI Fest tomorrow at the Tcl Chinese Theater,” the spokesperson said.

Apple offered this statement to Deadline:

“We purchased ‘The Banker’ earlier this year as we were moved by the
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