Shia LaBeouf Gains Unexpected Travel Buddies in 'The Peanut Butter Falcon' Trailer
The SXSW darling "The Peanut Butter Falcon" hits theaters this August, so in the meantime, Roadside Attractions has dropped the official trailer.
The preview offers a glimpse at what is described as a "modern Mark Twain style adventure story." It introduces Zak (Zachary Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome who decides to run away from the nursing home where he lives in order to attend a professional wrestling school. He ends up crossing paths with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), who happens to be an outlaw on the run, and they form an unlikely bond. Meanwhile, nursing home employee Eleanor (Dakota Johnson) is trying to find Zak and bring him home.
The three end up on a unique journey that involves rafting, religion, whiskey, and more. Watch below.
"The Peanut Butter Falcon" is directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, who also teamed up to pen the screenplay. The film is set to open Aug. 9.