Mister Smith Entertainment has secured multiple international territory deals on George Nolfi’s The Banker, which stars Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Nicholas Hoult and Nia Long.
The film has sold to Germany (Constantin Film), Italy (BIM), Japan (Hakuhodo DY MaP), Latin America (Sun Distribution), Scandinavia (Nordisk), and Spain (DeaPlaneta).
It is based on the true story of two African American entrepreneurs who, during the 1950s, tried to circumvent the racial limitations of the era by recruiting a working class white man and training him to pose as the head of their business empire while they posed as a janitor and a chauffeur.
The Adjustment Bureau director Nolfi wrote the screenplay with Niceole Levy. Romulus Entertainment is financing the film, with Brad Feinstein of Romulus producing. Joel Viertel, George Nolfi, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jonathan Baker and Anthony Mackie are also producers.
Mister Smith is handling international sales at this week’s European Film Market in Berlin. Endeavor Content and ICM are handling US.