The case for The Banker is still taking a hit. Apple has made the decision to postpone the release of its first film scheduled on Apple TV + following charges of sexual assault.
The film was originally scheduled to be shown at AFI Fest yesterday. Apple finally decided to cancel its presence; Netflix replaced it with another movie. Today, Apple has made the decision to postpone the release of the film that was to see the light of the movie on December 6 in the United States and January in the world on Apple TV +.
The problem comes from Bernard Garrett Jr, the son of Bernard Garrett (The Banker is based on Bernard Garrett). Bernard Garrett Jr’s half-sisters recently told Apple that he sexually assaulted them for a few years when he was younger and lived in their home. The sisters pointed out that the movie’s timeline had been changed to exclude the girls and their mother from the story and to feature Bernard Garrett’s first wife, even though he had already divorced at some of the events described in the film.
The main actors, namely Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie and Nicholas Hoult, are not the reason for the problem. Apple does not say for now when viewers will be able to see The Banker. The manufacturer announced yesterday to take its time “to look into these issues and determine the best steps to follow.”