Everything You Need to Know About The Peanut Butter Falcon, in Theaters August 9th! | Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Everything You Need to Know About The Peanut Butter Falcon, in Theaters August 9th!

This must-see indie film stars Zack Gottsagen, an accomplished actor who happens to have Down syndrome, multi-talented Shia LaBeouf, and award-winning Dakota Johnson. Catch the inside scoop here: the film synopsis and cast, how the directors wrote the film specifically for Zack to star in, Shia and Zack’s brotherly friendship, screenings near you, and MORE! As Executive Director for The Peanut Butter Falcon, Global President & CEO Michelle Sie Whitten was honored to present Zack with the 2018 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award alongside his costars at Global’s 10th Anniversary Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show. Below, check out exclusive photos, videos, interviews, and more with the stars at Global’s Fashion Show and at the film’s premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. On August 9, the film will be released in NYC, LA, Denver, Charlotte, Dallas, Austin, Salt Lake City and Boise with an additional release the following weekend in San Francisico and Washington, DC. The film plans to have a wide release on August 23rd.

 

Film Synopsis:

The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome runs away from a nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the wrestling school of The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler (32), a small time outlaw on the run becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (28), a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own to join them on their journey. Written by Lucky Treehouse. Check out The Peanut Butter Falcon on IMDB here.

 

The Cast:


Shia LaBeouf
as Tyler

Dakota Johnson
as Eleanor

Zack Gottsagen
as Zak


John Hawkes
as Duncan

Thomas Haden Church
as The Salt Water Redneck

Bruce Dern
as Carl


Jon Bernthal
as Mark

Yelawolf
as Ratboy

 

The Co-Writers/Directors:


Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz at SXSW

 

Videos:

Dakota Johnson introducing her Peanut Butter Falcon co-star as he accepts his Q-Award from Global
Zack Gottsagen accepting his Q-Award at Global’s 10th Anniversary Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show
Shia LaBeouf tells how Zack inspires him at Peanut Butter Falcon Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

 

Down Syndrome WorldTM Features:

 

Additional Press:


Peanut Butter Falcon
Wows Film Critics

Peanut Butter Falcon Wins
SXSW Audience Award

Peanut Butter Falcon is
Acquired by Roadside


The Peanut Butter Falcon Co-stars: Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen, and Dakota Johnson at Global’s 10th Anniversary Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

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