The Orchard and MoviePass Ventures released the official trailer for their upcoming film, “American Animals.”
“American Animals” is the true story of four young men who attempt one of the most daring heists in history, when they plot to steal a rare book.
The film stars Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson as the four aspiring criminal masterminds.
Peters is one of the recurring stars of the FX series “American Horror Story” where he has played a murderous teenage ghost, a falsely accused serial killer, a boy with claw hands, and an actual serial killer. He has also appeared in films including “The Lazarus Effect,” “Elvis & Nixon,” and “Kick-Ass.” In 2014, he starred as Quicksilver in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” a role he will reprise next year in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”
Barry Keoghan was a standout last year with roles in “Dunkirk” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” The Irish-born actor also appeared in films including “’71” and “Trespass Against Us.”
Blake Jenner spent three seasons on the Fox series “Glee,” and starred in films including “Everbody Wants Some!” and “The Edge of Seventeen.” Jared Abrahamson appeared in a few short films and TV movies. He appeared in the first season of “Fear the Walking Dead,” and recently starred in “Sweet Virginia.”
“American Animals” also stars Udo Kier and Ann Dowd.
The film was written and directed by Bart Layton. He has previously worked in documentaries, with “Locked Up Abroad,” and “The Imposter.” This is his first journey into feature film, but is fittingly a true story.
“American Animals” was an instant hit when it premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival. It scored a Grand Jury nomination there. It also played at SXSW, Florida Film Festival, and will be the opening night selection at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
The film is being distributed in a partnership with The Orchard and MoviePass Ventures. It will be in theaters on June 1.