American Horror Story Fans Will Love Evan Peters' New Heist Film

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One of American Horror Story's most beloved stars has a new movie on the way — and it looks almost as unsettling as the FX anthology series. A new trailer for American Animals has just dropped, and it proves that Evan Peters is just as creepily compelling in a heist film as he is on a horror show.
American Animals is a gritty suburban crime drama, where bored young adults — including Peters' character — do the unimaginable in order to shake up their lacklustre lives.
"You're in, or you're out," a voice echoes throughout the trailer, before a character interrupts to ask how they can be "in or out" when they have no idea what that thing actually is that they should get into.
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What that thing ends up being is, as Peters' character tells his friend, is both "dangerous, and very exciting." That dangerous-and-exciting thing is a robbery, but not of a bank, or even the Met Gala a la Ocean's 8. Ironically, Peters' character wants to rob a place that most people go for free stuff: a library. According to Deadline, American Animals is based on the true story of four teenagers in Lexington, Kentucky who attempted to rip off over $10 million dollars worth of rare books from a library.
"This is not based on a true story," title cards within the trailer read. "This happened."
For all the danger within the trailer, there are some moments of hilarity — like the fact that this "badass gang" has to dress up as library-loving old men in order to scope out the scene of the soon-to-be crime. Considering that this is one true, and truly bizarre American crime story, it's only fitting the movie made about it is just as quirky.
Watch the trailer below:
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