The Orchard, MoviePass Give 'American Animals' Spring Release

Courtesy of Sundance Institute
'American Animals'

The heist movie stars Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner and Jared Abrahamson.

The Orchard has dated Sundance acquisition American Animals for a June 1 North American release.

The indie distribution company partnered with ticketing service MoviePass for the heist movie. American Animals marks the first acquisition for MoviePass, which recently announced that it will lower its price from $9.95 to $7.95 and is bundling its service to include free access to Fandor, a streaming service for independent films.

American Animals, which is based on a true story, was written and directed by Bart Layton. Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner and Jared Abrahamson star in the pic as a group of young men who pull off a heist at a local university. Ann Dowd and Udo Kier also star.

Prior to hitting theaters, American Animals will screen at SXSW.