Lord & Miller To Produce New Film From ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ Directors

A couple of years ago, directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz warmed hearts with their film The Peanut Butter Falcon, about a wrestling-obsessed boy with Down’s Syndrome. While we’ve hoped they would reunite with star Zack Gottsagen for their next film, it appears they’re going in a different direction.

The duo will join with fan-favorite producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller described by Collider “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 is said to follow two brothers in the Cuban punk movement who enter a sanatorium to escape poverty.”

Nilson and Schwartz will write and direct this new film, with Lord and Miller producing their Lord Miller label.

This sounds like a big jump from The Peanut Butter Falcon, which was an indie favorite at the time. Nilson and Schwartz are also working on an Apple limited series produced by Margot Robbie, and a Showtime drama series with David Duchovny.

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