It may be easy to forget how beautiful the marshes of Savannah and Tybee Island are since we’ve been inside most of the summer, but luckily for everyone, a Savannah-shot movie filled with images of our coastal beauty is headed to streaming to jog your memory.
"The Peanut Butter Falcon," which filmed in Savannah in 2017, is set to premiere on Hulu on August 6. The film opened in theaters to rave reviews last year, and stars Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson and Bruce Dern.
The movie has been available to rent or buy up to this point, but Hulu is the first streaming service to pick up the Savannah-shot film.
Written and directed by Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson, the film centers on Zak (Zack Gottsagen) "who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (LaBeouf), a small-time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whiskey, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey."
While most think of LaBeouf’s much publicized arrest during the filming of the movie, Schwartz and Nilson told the Savannah Morning News in an interview that they were massive fans of the area and loved filming in the Hostess City.
"We’re big, big fans of Savannah. Anytime anybody asked us about Georgia, you know, the first thing out of our mouths is how wonderful we were treated there."
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