‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ Directors Teaming With Phil Lord & Chris Miller On New Project | Film News


The Peanut Butter Falcon was one of the feel-good films of the last few years, so it’s no surprise that the film’s directors have lined up a new project. Per Collider, directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz are teaming up with producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller for their next movie.


Nilson and Schwartz are in talks to write, direct and produce the currently untitled film, which is being described as a Cuban story that will be shot largely in Spanish with a very naturalistic vibe in the vein of American Honey. Set amid the heightening AIDS epidemic of the early 90s, the story will follow two brothers in the Cuban punk movement who enter a sanatorium to escape poverty.


Lord and Miller will produce under their aptly-named Lord Miller banner alongside Aditya Sood, while Nilson and Schwartz will produce via their company Lucky Treehouse. Rebecca Karch Tomlinson will serve as an executive producer for Lord Miller.


The Peanut Butter Falcon was an indie crowdpleaser which starred Zack Gottsagen as a young man with Down syndrome who dreams of becoming a wrestler, who teams up with Shia LaBeouf (who is his real-life good friend) on an unusual road trip of sorts to chase his dream. The film won an audience award at SXSW before earning its directors a DGA Award nomination for best first-time feature film.


This movie probably won’t be the crowd pleaser that one was, but it does sound really good. This isn’t the only project Nilson and Schwartz have signed on for in the wake of their Peanut Butter Falcon success. They’re also developing a limited series for Apple with Margot Robbie‘s company LuckyChap and Warner Bros. Television, as well as an episodic drama with David Duchovny for Showtime.


Lord and Miller remain in demand as both producers and creators. Their latest project is animated film The Mitchells vs. The Machines, which recently sold to Netflix to help further establish them as major players in the animation realm. The duo are also working on Apple’s extremely fun looking comedy murder mystery series, The Afterparty.



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