American Animals Overview

The unbelievable but true story of four young men, led by Spencer Reinhard (Barry Keoghan) and Warren Lipka (Evan Peters), who convince themselves that they can pull off a heist by robbing the library of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

They plan to steal several valuable books, including three volumes of John James Aububon's classic Birds of America and several works by Darwin that have a combined estimated value of $12 million, and sell them on the black market.