The Peanut Butter Falcon
The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome runs away from a nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the wrestling school of The Salt Water Redneck (50). Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler (34), a small time outlaw on the run becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (26), a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own to join them on their journey.
Written // Directed by: Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz
Starring: Shia LaBeouf as Tyler, Dakota Johnson as Eleanor, John Hawkes as Duncan, Bruce Dern as Carl, Thomas Haden Church as "The Salt Water Redneck," Jon Bernthal as Mark, Mick Foley as Jacob, Jake "The Snake" as Samson, Yelawolf as Ratboy, and introducing Zach Gottsagen as Zak.
The Peanut Butter Falcon is currently in post-production.