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Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn are a pair of feuding country fried criminals in trailer for Arkansas

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Everyone’s familiar with the Scorsese-style New York mobs of the East Coast and the Scorsese-style Las Vegas mobs of the West, but what often gets lost is the more bumbling and ostentatious criminality of the South. The star-studded dark comedy/thriller Arkansas is here to rectify that.

My first impression? I want Vince Vaughn’s shirts. They’re loud and weird and absolutely what I need in my life. Is his criminal-kingpin character named Frog, because in every outfit he’s sure to leap out of a crowd? Almost definitely.

Based on the John Brandon book of the same name, Arkansas sees Liam Hemsworth playing Kyle (the first cool Kyle in the history of film?), a low-ranking gangster of the criminal underbelly in Arkansas. He works under Frog, whom he’s never met, and while trying to figure out the identity of their drug-running boss a number of inept decisions leave Kyle and his cohorts directly in Frog’s crosshairs.

I’m a big fan of the dumb-criminal sub-genre that includes the likes of Pain & Gain and I, Tonya, so this is right up my alley. I look forward to heading South with Arkansas when it hits theaters and VOD on May 1, 2020.

Kyle Yadlosky
Kyle Yadlosky only cares about trash. The trippy, bizarre, DIY, and low-budget are his home. He sleeps in dumpsters and eats tinfoil. He also writes horror fiction sometimes.