Movie Filmed In South East Georgia Gets Release Date

The film "The Peanut Butter Falcon," winner of the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival, has been given a release date of August 9th, 2019. The film starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Zack Gottsagen was filmed in areas that include Valona in McIntosh County and parts of Savannah. Written by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz the film received rave reviews at it's SXSW showing. LaBeouf portrays a small-time outlaw and stars alongside Zack Gottsagen, a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). LaBeouf becomes an unlikely coach and ally as the two characters wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whiskey, find God, and catch fish. They also convince a nursing home employee charged with Gottsagen’s return (Dakota Johnson), to join them on their journey. “The Peanut Butter Falcon” also stars Bruce Dern, John Hawkes, Jon Bernthal, and Yelawolf. Watch the trailer below.