Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Star as Nike Executives Trying to Sign Michael Jordan in ‘Air’ Trailer


The first trailer for Air has arrived.

The Ben Affleck-directed dramedy stars Matt Damon as Sonny Vaccaro, who’s trying to find a way to save Nike at a time when the corporation wasn’t a household name. After finding some game tape of a young Michael Jordan, Vaccaro shows up at the Jordan family home to talk the young player’s parents into recruiting him. Though at first, Nike co-founder Phil Knight (Affleck) is skeptical of a rookie being the face of a new Nike basketball shoe line, he eventually relents and the rest is history,

In addition to Affleck and Damon, the film also stars Jason Bateman, Viola Davis, Chris Messina, Marlon Wayans, and Chris Tucker.

And while Davis shows up as MJ’s mother, the trailer doesn’t feature Jordan himself. No one associated with the film has said whether Jordan appears in the movie, and the iMDB page doesn’t list an actor cast in the role, either. It looks like there’s only one way to find out whether or not we’re getting our first ever fictionalized portrayal of MJ. 

Source: Complex