Andrea Arnold stares into 'Fish Tank'

Michael Fassbender stars in drama

LONDON -- Michael Fassbender will star opposite a cast of newcomers including Katie Jarvis in Andrea Arnold's sophomore movie "Fish Tank," the backers said Monday.

Arnold's latest celluloid outing -- after her debut "Red Road" picked up the Festival de Cannes jury prize -- is backed by BBC Films, the U.K. Film Council and Limelight.

Artificial Eye has U.K. theatrical rights while ContentFilm International is handling worldwide sales.

Produced by Kees Kasander ("Prospero's Books"), for Kasander Films, and executive produced by Paul Trijbits (Ruby Films) and Christine Langan and David M. Thompson for BBC Films, the movie is shooting on location in the U.K.

Arnold's second movie tells the story of a volatile 15-year-old who is always in trouble whose mother brings home a mysterious stranger who promises to change everything and bring love into all their lives.

Arnold won an Oscar for her short movie "Wasp."