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 Butler, Derrin Schlesinger, Dimitri Doganis, and Mary Jane Skalski.
Check out the clip above.