American Honey is a movie that has already been whipping up a storm on the festival circuit and is set to be one not to miss this autumn.
The movie marks the return of Andrea Arnold to the director’s chair for her first feature film since Wuthering Heights back in 2011.
As well as being in the director’s chair for American Honey, Arnold has also penned the film’s screenplay. This is the fourth feature of her career and comes after success with Red Road, Fish Tank and Wuthering Heights.
The movie is set to hit the big screen here in the UK in October and the brand new trailer for the film has been released. Take a look:
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Arnold has a knack for uncovering new acting talent… and she has done it again with her latest film project. The movie sees Sasha Lane take on the central role of Star and it will mark her acting debut. I really cannot wait to see her in action.
Shia LaBeouf will star alongside Lane and take on the role of Jake. McCaul Lombardi, Arielle Holmes, Crystal Ice, Veronica Ezell, and Chad Cox are just some of the other names that are on board.
American Honey is the tale of Star (Lane), an adolescent girl from a troubled home, who runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake (Shia LaBeouf), she soon gets into the group’s lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days, and young love.
For her first feature set and filmed in the U.S., British writer/director Andrea Arnold envisioned a story rooted in the realism and nuance of its characters and what she experienced while traveling across America. At its heart is Star, a teenage girl on the brink of adulthood who hits the road in search of independence while struggling to untangle what it feels like to fall in love.
American Honey was the winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, where it also competed for the prestigious Palme d’Or.
Arnold is one of the most exciting female director’s chair and American Honey is a film that you cannot afford to miss this October.
American Honey is released 14th October.