Brian Banks

PG13

An inspirational drama of Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC finds his life upended in 2002 when he is falsely accused of sexual assault. Despite the lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through the justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Ultimately, with the help of Justin Brooks (Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks' conviction is overturned in 2012 and his is finally free to pursue his dreams of playing in the NFL.

  • PG13
  • Aug 9, 2019
  • Drama
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  • Greg Kinnear

    Greg KinnearActor

    Greg Kinnear was born on June 17, 1963, in Logansport, Indiana, USA to Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat with the US State Department, and Suzanne (nee Buck) Kinnear, a homemaker. He has two brothers -- James, vice president-investments at Wachovia Securities in Arizona who was born in 1957, and Steve, a business manager with the Billy Graham Training Center in North Carolina who was born in 1959. His family moved often, including Lebanon and Greece. While a student in Athens, Greg first ventured into the role of talk show host with his radio show "School Daze With Greg Kinnear". Returning to college in the States, he attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, graduating in 1985 with a degree in broadcast journalism. He headed out to Los Angeles, landing his first job as a marketing assistant with Empire Entertainment. He auditioned to be an MTV VJ, but was not selected and became an on-location reporter for the channel. He had bit parts on L.A. Law (1986) and Life Goes On (1989). He would later become the creator, co-executive producer, and host of Best of the Worst (1991) (1990-91). His breakthrough was as first host of Talk Soup (1991) (1994), when he left the show for the NBC late-night talk show, Later (1994). In 1994, Kinnear had his first big screen role, as a talk show host in the Damon Wayans comedy Blankman (1994). In 1995 he won the role of David Larrabee in Sydney Pollack's remake of Billy Wilder's 1954 classic Sabrina (1995). Next was the lead in the 1996 comedy Dear God (1996). In 1997, he was cast in James L. Brooks's blockbuster comedy-drama As Good as It Gets (1997), receiving an Oscar nomination as best supporting actor. In his next film, the romantic comedy A Smile Like Yours (1997), he starred opposite Lauren Holly as part of a couple trying to have a baby. The film met with lukewarm reviews and a low box office. His next film, You've Got Mail (1998), struck gold. He played Meg Ryan's significant other, a newspaper columnist. Next he played Captain Amazing in Mystery Men (1999). His more recent films have Nurse Betty (2000), Loser (2000), and Someone Like You... (2001).
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  • Aldis Hodge

    Aldis HodgeActor

    Aldis Hodge is a SAG Award winning actor, who has built a dynamic career as a versatile performer shining in roles in both film and television. Hodge is perhaps best known for his role as 'Noah' in the WGN hit series "Underground," starring alongside Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Christopher Meloni. "Underground" centers on a group of runaway slaves who are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back. Hodge is in production on the Paramount Pictures film "What Men Want" starring opposite Taraji P. Henson and Tracy Morgan. The film is produced by Will Packer, directed by Adam Shankman and will be released in January of 2019. Hodge recently wrapped production on a Showtime pilot produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck entitled "City on a Hill" where a played the co-lead opposite Kevin Bacon. Additionally, he finished work as the title character of the film "Brian Banks" alongside Greg Kinnear. In 2017, Hodge was seen in the critically acclaimed film "Hidden Figures" alongside Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe. The film received three Oscar nominations including Best Picture, two Golden Globe nominations and in addition to winning a SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture as well as an NAACP Award for Outstanding Motion Picture. Hodge also earned a National Board of Review Award and Palm Springs Film Festival Best Ensemble Award for his role in the film. Also in 2017, Hodge was seen in the third season of the Emmy winning series "Black Mirror." In 2016, Hodge was seen in the Edward Zwick film "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" with Tom Cruise. In 2015, Hodge starred in "Straight Outta Compton" portraying MC Ren, a member of the pioneering rap group N.W.A. The film captivated audiences all over the world and was nominated for an Oscar, a SAG Award as well as won the NAACP Award for Outstanding Motion Picture. Hodge became a fan favorite in his role as 'Alec Hardison' on TNT's highly rated television series, "Leverage" which nabbed a People's Choice Award in 2013. Also in 2013, Hodge was seen in the Fox Searchlight eco-terrorism thriller The East, alongside Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson, and Brit Marling. Directed by Zal Batmanglij, the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Hodge also appeared in Twentieth Century Fox's A Good Day to Die Hard, the latest installment of the Die Hard franchise. His other television roles include the critically acclaimed series "Turn," "Friday Night Lights," "Supernatural," "The Walking Dead," "Girlfriends," "The Blacklist," "City of Angels," "Bones," "CSI," "ER," "Cold Case," "Charmed" and "Boston Public." At the age of three, Hodge began his career when he booked a print job for Essence magazine with his brother Edwin Hodge. He continued to work as a model for print ads and commercials until he made the transition onto the screen when he and his brother were cast on Sesame Street and later on stage when they joined the Tony-winning revival of "Showboat" on Broadway. During that period, he also appeared in several movies including "Die Hard with a Vengeance," "Bed of Roses," "The Stone House," "Edmond," "The Lady Killers," and "Big Momma's House." Hodge was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina and raised in New York. In addition to acting, Hodge writes scripts for film and television, designs luxury timepieces and is an avid artist and painter. He resides in Los Angeles. 9/18
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  • XOSHA ROQUEMORE

    XOSHA ROQUEMOREActor

  • MATT BATTAGLIA

    MATT BATTAGLIAActor

  • Sherri Shepherd

    Sherri ShepherdActor

  • TIFFANY DUPONT

    TIFFANY DUPONTActor

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