Rob Lowe to Direct “Butterfinger the 13th” Film

“Butterfinger the 13th” will be the first-ever film produced not by a major studio or filmmaker, but by one of America’s iconic candy brands.

And signed on to make movie-making history with Butterfinger is none other than actor, producer, New York Times best-selling author, and now, first-time comedy-horror film director, Rob Lowe (pictured above). It was announced Friday, May 13.

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“Butterfinger’s history with irreverent comedy drew me to this really unique, fun project,” said director Lowe, who plays ‘Chris Traeger’ on hit comedy ‘Parks and Recreation’ and recently guest starred on three episodes of ‘Californication.’

“As an artist, I get to explore the world of horror movie-making with a comedic twist. It’s going to be a psychological thriller that will leave you laughing.”

The comedy-horror will bring to life Butterfinger’s “Nobody’s Gonna Lay A Finger” tagline while warning fans that “You Can’t Scream With Your Mouth Full.”

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“Butterfinger the 13th” will take its audience on a perilous journey with the film’s hero, whose paranoia leads him to believe that someone wants to lay a finger… in more ways than one. 

“Butterfinger is always looking to deliver new and exciting entertainment experiences for fans, mixed in with a heavy dose of clever fun,” said Butterfinger spokesperson, Tricia Bowles, Nestle USA Confections & Snacks.

“With Rob Lowe behind the camera for this humorously horrific masterpiece, ‘Butterfinger the 13th’ is sure to be a hit, and we can’t wait for Butterfinger fans everywhere to be scared funny.”

On the heels of publishing his memoirs in The New York Times best-selling Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Lowe will begin production this month on the 25-minute short film “Butterfinger the 13th,” which is being kept tightly under wraps.

Butterfinger from Nestle is a candy bar with peanut-buttery taste.

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