Roadside Attractions has released the trailer for the upcoming dramedy The Peanut Butter Falcon, starring Shia LaBeouf as a drifter escorting a young man with Down syndrome (Zack Gottsagen) to a wrestling school. The film is directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz and also stars Dakota Johnson.
The Peanut Butter Falcon opens in theaters August 9th.
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.