Margot Robbie Teaming With ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ Directors For Comedy Series Starring Kaitlyn Dever & Joey King

While The Peanut Butter Falcon was a breakout for its star Zack Gottsagen, but directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz can pretty much write their own ticket. And what they’ve chosen to do next is work with one of the top actresses and producers in Hollywood, Margot Robbie, and two rising stars talents in Joey King and Kaitlyn Dever on a new series.

THR says Nilson and Schwartz will team with producer Margot Robbie for The Wildest Animals in Griffith Park. The comedy series will star Joey King, best known for films like The Kissing Booth and Wish I Was Here, and Kaitlyn Dever whose resume includes Booksmart and Short Term 12.

The series is based on the filmmakers’ time secretly living in the California park where they developed The Peanut Butter Falcon. And to highlight those experiences, while also providing a unique way to pitch since the coronavirus has shutdown traditional meetings, they put together a 9-minute video of the actresses and Robbie, along with photos of the directors when they were living in the park. Included were cutouts of studio bosses for Netflix, Amazon, and others as an audience cheering on their novel idea. Considering who is involved they probably didn’t need to go so far.

Apparently, this creative selling technique worked because a number of distributors are interested. And who wouldn’t be? This looks like the total package from top-to-bottom, so let’s just wait and see where The Wildest Animals in Griffith Park goes.

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Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.