Shia LaBeouf to Star in Tyler Nilson and Mike Schawrtz’s ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Shia LaBeouf has found his next film. The actor will star in the adventure drama “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” sources tell Variety.

Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz are on board to direct the indie from their own script.


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The film is in the vein of a Mark Twain tale, and follows Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from the nursing home where he lives to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the Saltwater Redneck wrestling school. Through circumstances beyond their control, a small-time outlaw also on the run (to be played by LaBeouf) becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally.

Lucky Treehouse Pictures is producing the pic. The movie will likely be sold at the Cannes Film Festival this month.

LaBeouf most recently appeared in “American Honey,” which premiered at last year’s Cannes, and earned LaBeouf some of the best reviews of his career. He also starred in the thriller “Man Down” opposite Jai Courtney.

He can be seen next in the biopic “Borg/McEnroe,” where he will portray John McEnroe. He is repped by CAA, John Crosby Management, and attorney Matthew Saver.

Nilson and Schwartz are repped by Management 360 and Bloom Hergott.

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  1. Mark says:

    Shai is a washed up actor. He just threatened to shoot a police officer, had a violent episode in front of children, and has once again been arrested as has been several times this year. We are boycotting this film for it’s involvement with such a person.

  2. How’s Finland? When’s HWNDU Seaason 6 going to start? The next flag hunt wait is getting tiresome🐸👌

  3. Lisa says:

    Brilliant! Shia NEVER disappoints, fabulous acting and human being!

  4. Mell says:

    To hell with the four previous losers and their negative comments.This is the kind of world we live in today where it’s ok to constantly bash someone and try to bring them down. So I’m here to send #positivevibesonly along with some love and support. I think it’s great that you’ll be in two new movies Shia, I know you’re gonna rock those roles (like always) keep your head up keep doing what you do best. Screw those Nega fans as I call them, these people who claim that they can’t stand you but yet they’re all over you they know your next move before you even make it. But they swear that they can’t stand you, makes perfect sense to them I guess. I often pray for you Shia because in a way I guess I’ve come to care about you as person. You, Luke and Nastja have brought me out of a really dark depressing place and I’ll be eternally grateful to you guys for that :) (I pray for all three of you actually) but I’m rambling so I’m gonna end this by saying congrats on getting those roles in these upcoming movies and I can’t wait to see them <3

  5. macd says:

    The fact that this rodent still gets movie offers baffles me. He has been BOXOFFICE POISON for years!

  6. PEPE says:

    PEPE WILL UNITE US REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE . Praise KEK he is divided alone in Finland !!

  7. Chris says:

    This guy just needs to accept that his acting abilities are sub par. Transformer days are over m8. HWNDU? Go get a job idiot.

  8. My dog has more acting ability than this guy. Same stale act as always.

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