Podcast: American Animals | feat. Bart Layton

This isn't based on a true story, this happened. Writer-director Bart Layton's American Animals takes the heist movie into bold new territory with this unbelievable but true story of four young men who attempt one of the most audacious art heists in US history.

In this episode of the Curzon Film Podcast, we welcome Bart Layton (director of the BAFTA winning The Imposter) to the show with his new film American Animals, a stranger-than-fiction heist thriller set in suburban Kentucky.

Barry Keoghan and Evan Peters play two friends from the middle-class suburbs of Lexington, Kentucky who, upon enrolling in college, realise 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 the college Library.

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@SamHowlett_1 - Sam

@ks_powell - Kelly

@jakehcunningham - Jake

Produced and edited by Jake Cunningham

Music from incompetech.com

American Animals plays on Curzon screens from Friday 7 September.