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 (Jared Abrahamson) and fitness fanatic Chas (Blake 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.
The video below gives a sneak peek into how writer/director Bart Layton creatively weaves Spencer (Barry Keoghan), Warren (Evan Peters), Chas (Blake Jenner), and Eric (Jared Abrahamson) into the film’s narrative. You can also check out the official trailer.
‘American Animals’ is set to be released June 1st.