LAFF 2015: "Band of Robbers", Official Zeitgeist Selection

Have you ever imagined Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn all grown up? This re-imagined, modern day fable will take you to through that journey as they continue to search for the hidden treasure that has eluded them since childhood.

BAND OF ROBBERS will make its world premiere at LAFF on Saturday, June 13th at 7:15 PM at Regal LA Live Cinemas.

It’s a modern riff on Mark Twain’s beloved Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn starring Kyle Gallner (American Sniper, Dear White People, The Finest Hours), Adam Nee (Drunk History), Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, 500 Days of Summer, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou), Hannibal Buress (SNL Emmy-nominated writer, Broad City, Neighbors), Melissa Benoist (Glee, Supergirl), Daniel Mora (The Bridge), Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS: Los Angeles), and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Salem).

Directed by Aaron Nee & Adam Nee and produced by John Will, Rick Rosenthal, Matt Ratner, Arun Kumar, this modern-day retelling of Mark Twain’s iconic books, Band of Robbers, is a comedic adventure that re-imagines the characters as grown men, and small-time crooks.  When Huck Finn is released from prison, he hopes to leave his criminal life behind, but his lifelong friend, and corrupt cop, Tom Sawyer, has other plans. Not ready to give up on his childhood fantasies, Tom forms the Band of Robbers, recruiting their misfit friends, Joe Harper and Ben Rogers, to join them for an elaborate plan to find a fabled treasure. But the plan soon unravels, thrusting the guys on a wild journey with dangerous consequences.

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See you at the festival!

Raymond Lo

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