Speaking to TheWrap’s Beatrice Verhoeven at Sundance Film Festival — where the film premiered in January and acquired by The Orchard and MoviePass — the “X-Men” and “American Horror Story” star told us of his “love” for special effects and prosthetics.
Director Bart Layton said Peters was a natural at the non-acting assignment and that everyone was impressed with his work, “including the makeup artists, who are suddenly thinking, ‘Well, I’m kind of out of a job.'”
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“American Animals” follows the fact-based story of a group of young men in their early 20s who, in 2004, mistook their lives for a movie and attempted an art-theft from the special collections library of their own university.