Featurette For The Incredible Film AMERICAN ANIMALS Focuses on The True Story its Based On
American Animals is one of the best and most entertaining films that I've seen this year. It's a little indie film that tells the true story of four friends who attempt to plan and execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history.
Today we have a featurette for the film to share with you that focuses on the true story that inspired the film. Director Bart Layton talks about how he wanted to include the actual people who were involved in the heist, and this video introduces you to those individuals and examines their story. I liked how the real people involved with this whole thing were implemented into the film.
The movie stars Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson and this is the synopsis:
American Animals is the unbelievable but entirely true story of four young men who attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history. The film centers around two friends from the middle-class suburbs of Lexington, Kentucky. Spencer (Keoghan), is determined to become an artist but feels he lacks the essential ingredient that unites all great artists – suffering. His closest friend, Warren (Peters), has also been raised to believe that his life will be special, and that he will be unique in some way. But as they leave the suburbs for universities in the same town, the realities of adult life begin to dawn on them and with that, the realization that their lives may in fact never be important or special in any way. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they plan the brazen theft of some of the world’s most valuable books from the special collections room of Spencer's college Library. Enlisting two more friends, accounting major Eric (Abrahamson) and fitness fanatic Chas (Jenner), and taking their cues from heist movies, the gang meticulously plots the theft and subsequent fence of the stolen artworks. Although some of the group begin to have second thoughts, they discover that the plan has seemingly taken on a life of its own. Unfolding from multiple perspectives, and innovatively incorporating the real-life figures at the heart of the story, writer-director Bart Layton (The Imposter) takes the heist movie into bold new territory.
American Animals is set to be released on June 1st, and you can read our full review of it here. I really do hope that you see this movie because I think you'll be surprised by how goods it is!