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Jon Bernthal & More Join ‘THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON’

July 25, 2017

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Jon Bernthal, John Hawkes, Thomas Haden Church and Yelawolf have joined Armore Film’s upcoming THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON, an upcoming Mark Twain inspired contemporary adventure drama, written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. The quartet join the previously announced Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and newcomer Zachary Gottsagen.

The Peanut Butter Falcon tells the story of Zak, a young man with Down syndrome who has been confined to live in a retirement home for most of his life. One day he breaks out and takes to the road to try to find his hero, a retired wrestler named The Salt Water Redneck. Along the way Zak joins forces with a desperado crab fisherman and a kind nurse. Adventures are had, danger is faced and unshakable bonds are formed. Principal photography is underway in Savannah, Georgia.

Armory Films’ Tim Zajaros and Christopher Lemole produce and finance, alongside Bona Fide Productions’ Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa. T Bone Burnett will produce alongside Lije Sarki and David Thies. Burnett is also set to produce the soundtrack.

Berge and Yerxa said in a statement:

“Along with our partner T Bone Burnett, we have nothing but love for this excellent cast. We’re thrilled to be working again with some of our favorite actors mixed in with actors we’ve long admired and wildly talented newcomers. There’s a great sense of commitment and energy on everyone’s part to bring this unique story to life.”




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