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American Honey breakout Sasha Lane has lined up her next project.
Lane, who was plucked from obscurity to star in the Cannes Film Festival darling opposite Shia LaBeouf, will head up the cast of Shoplifters of the World.
Written and directed by music documentarian Stephen Kijak, Shoplifters chronicles a fateful day in 1987, when Morrissey announced that The Smiths were officially no longer a band. Fueled by his own sadness and his love for a girl, a young boy brings a gun to a radio station and demands the DJ play The Smiths for the rest of the night.
Nick Krause (The Descendants), Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood) and Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike) also are on board to co-star. Manganiello, who will play the DJ, is producing as well alongside Nick Manganiello and Laura Rister (Lawless).
Production is scheduled to begin in winter.
Lane, who has been in demand since American Honey made its world premiere at Cannes and has been fielding offers for bigger-budget films, has decided to stay in the indie realm for her follow-up film. The actress is in Toronto, where American Honey screened at the film festival.
Lane is repped by Gersh, Parts and Labor and attorney Andre Des Rochers.
Kijak is an acclaimed director of music documentaries, having worked with the likes of David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, the Backstreet Boys, and most recently, the Sundance breakout We Are X about Japanese glam rock icons. Drafthouse will release that film in theaters in October. Kijak‘s first film, 1996’s Never Met Picasso, starred the late Alexis Arquette.
He is handled UTA.
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