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Michael Jordan Nike Story In New Film ‘Air’

Michael Jordan Nike Story In New Film ‘Air’

Michael Jordan’s Nike story beginnings are explored in an upcoming film. Amazon’s Prime video released the trailer for the new movie, ‘Air’.

Michael Jordan Nike Story Unveiled In New Amazon Prime Video Trailer For ‘Air’

Michael Jordan’s Nike story origins of the Air Jordan brand are about to be unfolded in a new movie.

Alex Convery writes the upcoming biographical comedy-drama which highlights the game-changing partnership between a rookie MJ and Nike.

Ben Affleck will star in the film, as well as direct it.

This marks the first film produced by Affleck and Damon’s new company Artists Equity.

Affleck will play Phil Knight, a billionaire businessman, and Nike chairman, who co-founded Nike and was the former CEO.

Matt Damon is in the role of Sonny Vaccaro, a shoe salesman at Nike who works to sign Michael to a deal to wear their shoes.

Other stars in the film include Jason Bateman, Marlon Wayans, Chris Tucker, and others.

Additionally, recent EGOT recipient Viola Davis has a special role as MJ’s mom, Deloris Jordan.

Michael’s mother recognizes her young son’s potential and is instrumental in brokering the deal with Nike.

Of course, he would go on to arguably become the greatest player in the history of the NBA.

You can see the trailer for ‘Air’ below, but first, check out the entire cast –


  • Matt Damon as Sonny Vaccaro
  • Ben Affleck as Phil Knight
  • Viola Davis as Deloris Jordan
  • Jason Bateman as Rob Strasser
  • Chris Messina as David Falk
  • Marlon Wayans as George Raveling
  • Chris Tucker as Howard White
  • Matthew Maher as Peter Moore
  • Tom Papa as Stu Inman
  • Julius Tennon as James R. Jordan Sr.
  • Joel Gretsch as John O’Neil
  • Gustaf Skarsgård as Horst Dassler
  • Barbara Sukowa as Kathy Dassler
  • Jessica Green as Katrina Sainz
  • Dan Bucatinsky as Richard

Check out the official trailer for ‘Air’ now –

‘Air’ is set to hit theatres worldwide on April 5, 2023.

From there, it will launch on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories.

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