Samuel L Jackson back in Atlanta to shoot ‘The Banker’

Samuel L. Jackson told critics Twitter didn't have an issue with his oral-sex joke about President Trump and Congressional Republicans.
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Samuel L. Jackson told critics Twitter didn't have an issue with his oral-sex joke about President Trump and Congressional Republicans.

Originally posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Ever busy actor Samuel L. Jackson is back in Atlanta to shoot a new film "The Banker."

It also stars Anthony Mackie.

It's a drama set in the 1950s and 1960s based on a true story of two black Texas entrepreneurs, played by Jackson and Mackie, who hired a white front man for their real-estate empire while they pretended to play a chauffeur and janitor. 
But of course, their ability to keep things totally concealed doesn't work forever. (You can read an Ebony story from 1965 about their ruse here.)

The film is using downtown Douglasville, Atlanta and Newnan for shoots, according to Backstage.

Jackson has previously been in town for the next “Shaft” film set to be released in 2019 and an uncredited appearance on “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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