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Amazon Reveals Streaming Release Date for Ben Affleck’s ‘Air’


Ben Affleck is widely acclaimed Sky will become available to stream on Amazon Prime Video on May 12 after an exclusive run in theaters around the world.

The star-studded sports drama that sparked early Oscar buzz marks a new era for Amazon Studios in how it releases certain original titles. Instead of sending Sky straight to streaming, the studio has agreed to stick to a traditional theatrical window to give the movie a solid run in thousands of theaters.

Sky will have played exclusively on the big screen for 39 days when it premieres on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world.

Written by Alex Convery, SkyThe cast is led by Matt Damon, Viola Davis Jason Bateman, Chris Messina, Matthew Maher, Marlon Wayans, Chris Tucker and Gustaf Skarsgård as Horst Dassler. (Affleck also plays.)

Damon plays former Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro, while Affleck plays Nike co-founder Phil Knight in a story about Nike’s long-running attempt to sign rising superstar basketball player Michael Jordan to a shoe deal in the mid-1980s, an endorsement that seems impossible. seemed. at the time, but thanks to the maverick sneaker seller, it would become the most important relationship between an athletic brand and an athlete ever, launching the global, multibillion-dollar contemporary sneaker industry. Davis plays Deloris Jordan.

Sky‘s worldwide box office gross to date is $70.2 million, including $47.6 million domestically and $31.6 million overseas. The film cost $90 million to produce before it hit the market (that’s not counting the additional tens of millions paid by Amazon to take the project off the table).

The film is supported by Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports and Mandalay Pictures. It is also Affleck and Matt Damon’s first Artists Equity project, in addition to Affleck’s first time directing a feature film starring his old friend Damon.

Amazon treated Sky‘s release in North America, while Warner Bros. International has overseas duties under the distribution pact with MGM.

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