A24 Picks Up Teen Drama 'American Honey'

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Shia LaBeouf stars in 'American Honey'

Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough co-star in the movie.

A24 has picked up U.S. rights to American Honey, described as “an unfiltered snapshot of American teens” from Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrea Arnold.

Newcomer Sasha Lane stars in the movie, while Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough co-star.

A24, which also released the hit youth-skewing pic Spring Breakers, is planning a release in the second half of 2016.

A24 described the film this way: “American Honey takes you on the road with a gang of law-breaking teenagers who are chasing the American Dream, selling magazine subscriptions by day, partying by night. Told through the eyes of Star (Lane), a new recruit to the group who falls into a relationship with one of its leaders, the film is both an intimate coming-of-age story and a look at an American generation not playing by the rules."

The project was co-developed by Film 4 and jointly financed by Maven Pictures’ new film fund, BFI and Film 4.

American Honey was shot entirely on location in the Midwest and will feature a soundtrack that includes a diverse lineup of artists ranging from E-40 and Kevin Gates to Fetty Wap and Bruce Springsteen.

CAA repped the filmmakers and the movie in the deal.

 

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