Joel Gretch and Gustaf Skarsgård Help Ben Affleck Tell the Nike Story

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    Joel Gretch and Gustaf Skarsgård help Ben Affleck tell the Nike story

    Joel Gretch (“The Legend of Bager Vance”) and Gustaf Skarsgård (Oppenheimer) join the cast of Ben Affleck's sports drama Nike for Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports and Mandalay Pictures. 

    Gretch will play former Converse CEO John O’Neill, and Skarsgård – Adidas founder Gorst Dassler.

    Earlier it became known that Matt Damon will play the role of sneaker salesman and former Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro in the film, and Affleck – by Nike co-founder Phil Knight.

    The film tells the story of Nike signing Michael Jordan for a campaign in the mid-80s that finally kick-started the global multi-billion dollar modern sneaker industry.

    Above The film was written by Alex Convery — it was blacklisted as the best unreleased material of 2021. Later, Affleck and Damon finalized the text.

    The film will premiere on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world, the exact release date is still unknown.

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