The thriller follows Kyle (Hemsworth) and Swin (Duke), who work for an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog (Vince Vaughn). By day they pose as park rangers, while by night they work as low-level drug couriers. Their world is then upended following many inept decisions, which leave Kyle, Swin and Johnna (Eden Brolin) directly in Frog’s crosshairs.
Michael Kenneth Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Chandler Duke and John Malkovich also star in Clark Duke’s directorial debut. The film is based on John Brandon’s book of the same name.
The trailer opens with Kyle explaining that “what a lotla people don’t know about organized crime in the South is that it’s not that organized.” In a voiceover, he says that he works for a man he has never met.
Despite never meeting their boss, Kyle and Swim are ordered to not socialize with locals or draw attention to themselves. Swim breaks the rules when he begins a relationship with Johnna.
As Kyle and Swim begin to question working for Frog, the boss threatens to hunt them down and kill them if they abandon their jobs.
The low-ranking employees later tell one of Frog’s proxies (Fox) that they are thinking of streamlining. While she says that they “can’t do that,” Kyle and Swim still decide to go against their boss’ orders.
Drama ensues when a man threatens Kyle and Swim’s new career endeavor, though they knock him out.
“These two are supposed to be working for me. They’re about the worst enemies I ever had,” Frog later says about Kyle and Swim. “I never asked for my life to become a great story, but that’s what’s happening here,” the boss continues as he becomes more suspicious of his employees’ intentions.
“You think you’re good enough to outdo a man?” Frog asks in a voiceover as a montage plays of the men fighting each other. “That’s what you do.”
Arkansas will be in select theaters and available via Apple, Amazon and on demand on May 1. Watch the full trailer above.