Lionsgate Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed their releases of Clark Duke’s feature-length directorial debut ‘Arkansas’ which will premiere on Blu-ray, DVD and all Digital platforms on May 5, 2020. Directed, co-written by and starring Duke, the darkly comedic crime thriller also stars Liam Hemsworth, Michael Kenneth Williams, Vivica A. Fox, John Malkovich, Vince Vaughn and many more. Continue below to check out the full announcement for the film with more details, plus artwork for both physical releases and the official trailer.
**World Premiere and Official Selection – SXSW 2020**
ON APPLE, AMAZON, ON DEMAND PLATFORMS, DVD and BLU-RAY May 5, 2020
DIRECTOR: Clark Duke
WRITERS: Andrew Boonkrong, Clark Duke. Based on the Novel by John Brandon.
CAST: Liam Hemsworth, Clark Duke, Michael Kenneth Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Eden Brolin, Chandler Duke with John Malkovich and Vince Vaughn
SYNOPSIS: In Clark Duke’s directorial debut, Kyle (Liam Hemsworth) and Swin (Clark Duke) live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog (Vince Vaughn), whom they’ve never met. Posing as junior park rangers by day, they operate as low-level drug couriers by night under the watchful eye of Frog’s proxies (John Malkovich and Vivica A. Fox). Swin then settles into his day job by taking up a relationship with Johnna (Eden Brolin) against orders to blend in while Kyle continues to question his night job by trying to figure out who Frog really is. Their world is then upended after one too many inept decisions, and Kyle, Swin, and Johnna find themselves directly in Frog’s crosshairs, who mistakenly sees them as a threat to his empire. Based on John Brandon’s best-selling 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.
RUN TIME: 115 minutes
GENRE: Thriller, Dark Comedy
BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
- Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Clark Duke
- “Making Arkansas” Featurette
- “He Stopped Loving Her Today” Performed by The Flaming Lips
- Deleted Scenes
Year of Production: 2020
Title Copyright: Arkansas © 2019 Arkansas Movie, LLC. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2020 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for violence, language throughout, drug material and brief nudity
Genre: Thriller, Dark Comedy
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 115 minutes
BD Format: High Definition 1080p 16×9 (2.40) Presentation
DVD Format: 16×9 (2.40) Presentation
BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio