On the 5th of April, the movie “Air” launched worldwide. Bringing a niche sneaker story to the big screen in the form of a comedy-drama. Cleared by Kijkwijzer for all ages, the movie is set to have a wide appeal. But, whether you’re a film geek or a sneakerhead, here’s what you need to know.
What’s the film about?
Who will be starring?
Ben Affleck took the role of director on this film, while also casting himself as Phil Knight. He will star alongside long-time collaborator and friend Matt Doman, who will play Sonny Vaccaro. Other big names include Chris Tucker, Marlon Wayans and Jason Bateman. Viola Davis stars as Deloris Jordan, MJ’s mother, by request of the man himself.
Whilst based on a true story, Affleck has admitted there will be some factual differences to the real story. That said, Affleck aims to bring realness, free from idolization to the representation of the characters within the story. Depicting both positive and negative aspects of their personalities as they clashed heads and tried to find common ground. All of this has us excited to see sneakers on the big screen, in a thoughtfully created context.