A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.
CASTShia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, Zack Gottsagen with Jon Bernthal and Thomas Haden Church
DIRECTED BYTyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz
PRODUCED BYAlbert Berger, p.g.a. & Ron Yerxa, p.g.a. Christopher Lemole, p.g.a. & Tim Zajaros, p.g.a. Lije Sarki, p.g.a. David Thies, p.g.a.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERSManu Gargi, Aaron Scotti, Timothy Shriver, Anthony K. Shriver, Michelle Sie Whitten, Carmella Casinelli