Award Winning Feature Film: In 2018, a major motion picture based on the Transylvania Book Heist and directed by Bart Layton and starring big-name actors including Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, and Ann Dowd was released. It holds an 88% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes where the critical consensus reads, “American Animals tangles with a number of weighty themes, but never at the expense of delivering a queasily compelling true-crime thriller." Media coverage for the film was widespread from NPR to Megyn Kelly Today, Vanity Fair, People, and many more.
From Inside the Heist: American Animals was written by one of the four young robbers, Eric Borsuk, with paper and pencil during the 7 years that he was in prison. It includes socially relevant themes from dangerous male friendships to toxic masculinity and privilege while providing an artfully told and exciting account of someone who got in too deep. Eric is a reformed convict who has dedicated his career to prison reform as he works with The Marshall Project in California.
True Crime Lovers: Millions of true crime enthusiasts will be rushing to read what The Times of London called “one of the biggest art heists in FBI history.”