Here’s The Trailer For The Ben Affleck-Directed Movie About A Shoe Called “Air”
Well, now I get why Ben Affleck wasn’t feeling very festive at the Grammys, and it had nothing to do with his relationship with Jennifer Lopez. I have just watched the trailer for Ben’s upcoming film Air, which he directed and which stars his work wife, Matt Damon, and if you had put your heart and soul into the work, and even went so far as to give yourself the same Ogilvie Home Perm my mom used to rock back in the day, and this was the result? Well, then, you’d look miserable too. The movie is about two Nike bros who save the ailing company by exploiting Michael Jordan’s popularity. I know Viola Davis, who plays MJ’s mom in this, looked perfectly happy at the Grammys, but she probably only had to roll through for a couple of hours for her scenes. She’s not that invested, and why should she be? She already done had herses (EGOT). So naturally she wasn’t clenching her ass cheeks all night waiting for the trailer about the other shoe to drop. But Ben earned his misery fair and square.
According to Variety, even though this looks like a movie with a frugal $7 million budget, that’s actually the amount of money Amazon paid to run an ad for Air during the Super Bowl. In addition to Viola, Ben, and Matt, Air stars Marlon Wayans, Jason Bateman, Chris Messina, and the latest Skarsgård release, Gustaf.
“There’s nothing cool about Nike,” Marlon Wayans says as George Raveling in the trailer for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s new movie “Air.” And while that might have been the case in 1984, everything changed once Sonny Vaccaro courted rookie Michael Jordan for an exclusive shoe line.
Before the Affleck-directed film’s $7 million Super Bowl spot this weekend, Amazon has dropped the first official trailer for the drama, which premieres April 5. The highly anticipated feature focuses on the game-changing partnership between Michael Jordan and Nike’s basketball division. Although their unexpected partnership brought upon apprehension and hesitancy, Nike revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the introduction of the Air Jordan brand.
“This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time,” according to the film’s logline.
Never has a film about making a shoe been this riveting since Daniel Day-Lewis’ old Vines from that time when he was a cobbler. Here’s the source of Ben’s current anguished state.
I still can’t get spending $7 million to advertise this movie during the Super Bowl unless Amazon is afraid people won’t like the new Skarsgård. But I’m sure he’s fine! Plus, he’s obviously a big fan of Ben’s work in Deep Water.
I hope Gustav and Ben both GET LOUD when they see their trailer run during the Big Game; it’ll make JLo prouder than she already is.