The highly anticipated movie ‘Air’ delves into Nike’s pursuit of basketball superstar Michael Jordan to create the iconic Air Jordan trainer. Directed and starring Ben Affleck, the film features Matt Damon as Sonny Vaccaro, the shoe salesman who spearheaded Nike’s pursuit of Jordan. However, before making the movie, Affleck consulted with Jordan to ensure he was happy with the direction of the film. Jordan had a number of demands, including featuring Howard White, the Vice President of the Jordan brand, and casting Viola Davis as his mother, Deloris. Despite Davis being one of the most highly sought-after actors in Hollywood, Affleck succeeded in casting her in the role. ‘Air’ is set to be released in the US on April 5 and the UK on April 7.