Gallery: See red carpet pics from Air Premiere

Matt Damon as Sonny Vaccaro and Viola Davis as Deloris Jordan in AIR Photo: COURTESY OF AMAZON STUDIOS © AMAZON CONTENT SERVICES LLC

“A shoe is just a shoe…until my son steps into it.” From award-winning actor and director Ben Affleck (Argo, The Town, Zack Snyder’s Justice League), AIR reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand.

This inspirational story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.

Affleck, who plays Nike founder Phil Knight, was on hand along with wife Jennifer Lopez and co-stars Matt Damon, Viola Davis (who plays Delores Jordan) and Jason Bateman for the red carpet (actually hardwood) at the Regency Village Theatre on Monday (March 27) in LA for the premiere of Air. Lopez wore Antonio Grimaldi Couture. See the rest of the pics below. Click on any image for a better look:


AIR stars Matt Damon as Nike’s basketball expert, Sonny Vaccaro; Ben Affleck as Nike founder and CEO, Phil Knight; Jason Bateman (Ozark) as Rob Strasser, Nike’s VP of Marketing; Chris Tucker (Rush Hour franchise) as Howard White, Sonny’s colleague and advisor; Chris Messina (Sharp Objects) as David Falk, Jordan’s agent; Marlon Wayans (Respect) as George Raveling, one of Jordan’s coaches at the 1984 Olympics; and Viola Davis as Michael’s mother, Deloris Jordan.

Air leaps into theaters on April 5.

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