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Evan Peters Wanted a Special Effects Credit on ‘American Animals’ (Exclusive Video)

Sundance 2018: Star told TheWrap it’d be “awesome” to get a makeup credit on his latest flick

Last Updated: May 30, 2018 @ 3:06 PM

Starring in “American Animals,” the upcoming crime drama, wasn’t enough for Evan Peters — he wishes he had a credit for makeup special effects, too.

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.'”

“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.

Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd, and Udo Kier also star.

Co-financed and developed by Film4 and AI Film , the film is a Raw production, produced by Katherine ButlerDerrin Schlesinger, Dimitri Doganis, and Mary Jane Skalski.

Check out the clip above.