Lace up your sneakers: Ben Affleck’s “Air,” which tells the true story of NBA icon Michael Jordan’s famed Nike deal as a young athlete, finally heads to streaming. The Amazon Studios-produced film — starring Affleck, Matt Damon, Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, Jason Bateman, Marlon Wayans and Chris Tucker — hit theaters exclusively on April 5, but if you haven’t seen it yet, you will you can watch the film directly from home next week.
Directed by Affleck, “Air” goes back in time to 1984 to reveal how a then-greenhorn Jordan and Nike embarked on their groundbreaking partnership that has since revolutionized the world of sports and pop culture with the dynamic Air Jordan brand. The real-life inspired story also highlights the career-defining gamble and vision of Jordan’s mother, Deloris Jordan, that helped make the basketball star and athletic brand household names.
On its opening day in theaters, “Air” grossed $3.2 million, according to Variety, and has since grossed $74.7 million worldwide. The movie itself has sparked more awareness about the origin story behind Air Jordans and even inspired the cast to up their sneaker game, though one star didn’t need much help.
In an April interview with POPSUGAR, Wayans bragged about his massive sneaker collection, which Damon says includes 1,100 pairs of Air Jordans. Meanwhile, the latter said he only bought “a few pairs of Air Jordans” after filming the new movie.
Find out when you can expect to start streaming “Air” further down.
When will “Air” start streaming?
Amazon has announced that the movie will be available to stream on Prime Video starting May 12. All Prime members can watch the movie on the streaming platform through Fire TV devices. Variety also reported that starting Friday, May 5, Fire TV customers will have access to an exclusive look at the making of “Air.”
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