In Clark Duke’s directorial debut, Kyle (Liam Hemsworth) and Swin (Duke) live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog (Vince Vaughn), whom they’ve never met. Posing as park rangers by day, they operate as low-level drug couriers by night under the watchful eye of Frog’s proxies (John Malkovich, Vivica A. Fox). However, after one too many inept decisions, Kyle and Swin find themselves directly in Frog’s crosshairs, who mistakenly sees them as a threat to his empire. Based on John Brandon’s book of the same name, ARKANSAS weaves together three decades of Deep South drug trafficking to explore the cycle of violence that turns young men into criminals and old men into legends.
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Philip Kim, Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard, Patrick Muldoon, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Douglas, Jean-Luc De Fanti, Alexis Varouxakis, Andre Relis, Jason Allison, Michael S. Smith, Franchesca Lantz, David Gilbery, Charlie Dorfman, Kyle Tomlin, Tim Osby, Ryan R. Johnson, Rob Moran, Stephanie Caleb, and Cindy Cowan
Patrick Hibler, Jeff Rice, Clark Duke, and Martin Sprock
Clark Duke, Andrew Boonkrong
Patrick J. Don Vito
The Flaming Lips
Liam Hemsworth, Clark Duke, Michael Kenneth Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Eden Brolin, Chandler Duke, John Malkovich, Vince Vaughn
Costume Designer: Ashley Heathcock, Music Supervisor: Ashley Waldron, Music by: Devendra Banhart, Music by: Noah Georgeson, Casting by: Brandon Henry Rodriguez