- Jason Bateman, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
- April 5th 2023
- Ben Affleck
Matt Damon and Jason Bateman play sports marketing executives who try to sign Michael Jordan to a sponsorship deal at Nike.
Considering childhood friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have worked together for more than 20 years, it’s remarkable that AIR is the first time Damon has been directed by Affleck.
Their latest collaboration tells the story of Nike sports marketing executive Sonny Vaccaro (Damon), who risked his entire reputation and career by urging his direct boss Rob Strasser (Jason Bateman) and Nike co-founder Phil Knight (Affleck) to put all of the company’s basketball marketing budget on Michael Jordan.
It was a huge gamble because Jordan was still a rookie back in the ’80s, however, Vaccaro could see his vast potential and wanted him to strike a business deal with Nike.
However, Jordan was also being courted by Converse and Adidas, who were bigger names in basketball shoes at the time. How do Vaccaro and Nike beat the competition? Watch the movie to find out.
This sounds like it might be quite a dry and dull film – after all, it’s...