Roadside Attractions has released an official trailer for The Peanut Butter Falcon, an upcoming movie which is described as a “modern Mark Twain style adventure story.”
The movie follows a young man with Down syndrome on a journey to attend the wrestling school of his idol. It stars Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, Jon Bernthal, and Thomas Haden Church, and introduces Zack Gottsagen in his feature debut. Legendary wrestling personalities like Mick Foley and Jake “The Snake” Roberts also make appearances.
You can find a synopsis for The Peanut Butter Falcon and check out the official trailer below.
A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (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 (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 (Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.
The movie is written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz, who are also making their feature debuts.
The Peanut Butter Falcon is set to be released in theaters on August 9th.