Roadside Attractions has debuted the first trailer for directors Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz’s The Peanut Butter Falcon.
Described as “a modern-day Mark Twain fable” (by us, no less!), the film stars Zack Gottsagen as a young man with Down Syndrome who runs away from his care home to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler, only to form an unlikely friendship with a small time criminal played by Shia LaBeouf.
Also featuring in the cast are Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern, John Hawkes, Jon Bernthal, Thomas Haden Church, Yelawolf, Jake Roberts, and Mick Foley.
A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.
The Peanut Butter Falcon is set for release on August 9th.