You should never judge a book by it’s cover, same can be said about Brad Layton‘s American Animals.
The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends (Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson) living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history.
The film debuted at Sundance Film Festival this year, leaving with some truly positive reviews. Many of those reviews stating the performances of American Horror Story’s Evan Peters and Barry Keoghan (Killing of A Sacred Deer).
The trailer does look to tease us with the high kinetic energy of the film without revealing many of the cooler parts. A Big bonus, especially as many films, spoil the fun by revealing too much in the trailer.Brad Layton burst into the film with the brilliant The Imposter documentary and he seems to use that unique narration in this one. The intriguing twist which includes the reenactment by the real people involved in the real heist!
STX Entertainment has sent us the official UK Trailer, check it out…
Centring on unpredictable wild child Warren (Evan Peters) and aspiring artist Spencer (Barry Keoghan), two friends from the middle-class suburbs of Lexington, Kentucky, the film follows the duo through college life at separate universities, as adult pressures begin to weigh heavily on their futures. Realising their lives may never be important; they organise the brazen theft of some valuable books from the special collections library of Spencer’s college, including Audubon’s Birds of America, valued at $10 million. Enlisting two more friends, budding accountant Eric (Jared Abrahamson) and fitness fanatic Chas (Barry Jenner), the gang meticulously plots the theft and subsequent fence of the stolen volumes, taking cues from popular heist movies. But the thieves’ plans go awry, placing their bright futures in limbo. Unfolding from multiple perspectives, writer-directed Bart Layton (The Imposter) elevates the heist movie to bold and thrilling new heights.
American Animals will be released in the UK and Ireland from 7th September.