A24 continues to build its impressive 2016 slate — which already includes “The Witch,” “De Palma” and “Krisha,” among others — by acquiring U.S. distribution rights to Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey.” The company hasn’t issued a specific release date yet, though they are planning on a theatrical release in the second half of 2016.
Starring newcomer Sasha Lane opposite Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough, “American Honey” follows a new recruit to a gang of law-breaking teenagers who sell magazines by day, party by night and chase the American Dream whenever they can. A passion project for Arnold, the drama was shot entirely on location in the Midwest and will feature a soundtrack that includes E-40, Kevin Gates, Fetty Wap, Bruce Springsteen and others who captured the year 2015 in music.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Andrea on this incredibly unique project,” said A24 in a official statement. “She is a brilliant and fearless filmmaker, and with American Honey, she is making what is sure to be not only one of the most daring, provocative films of the year, but also a defining portrait of a generation. It’s a perfect match for our company and we can’t wait to get started on the release.”
CAA negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.