SXSW Audience Award winner The Peanut Butter Falcon just got its first trailer, and we are already falling in love with its Mark Twain vibe.
The film tells the tale of Zak (newcomer Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome who dreams of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck. The only problem is that he is stuck in a residential nursing home. Thanks to Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a friend/ally who happens to have a caring heart, Zak successfully escapes the rigors of his situation and goes on the run in hopes of living out his dream.
The film marks a potentially viable comeback effort for LaBeouf, a once popular young actor who has struggled in the spotlight as of late. By the looks of it, he is in top form here. Co-starring Dakota Johnson, John Hawkins, Thomas Haden Church, Bruce Dern, and Jon Bernthal, the Tyler Wilson and Michael Schwartz ensemble dramedy is set for a rollout release beginning this August.