They say it's one of the most daring art heists in U.S. history.
Four college students, searching for something missing in their lives make a dumb decision to try and steal some of the rarest books in the world from a local university.
Director Bart Layton making his fictional feature debut weaves the real thieves throughout the movie "American Animals" giving testimony to the rip-off.
Layton who was inspired by the original culprits by interviewing them in prison, can't believe these middleclass guys actually tried to pull off the crime of the century..
I sat down with Layton to get the scoop on "American Animals".