Sasha Lane captivated critics and audiences with her performance in “American Honey.” The breakout star has been in demand since the film debuted at Cannes, but has chosen to stay in the indie realm with her follow-up films.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Lane has now joined the cast of the drama “Shoplifters of the World Unite,” written and directed by Stephen Kijak. The story chronicles the day when The Smith’s lead singer Morrissey announced that the band was officially breaking up. Distraught with the news and filled with sadness, a young boy takes a gun to the KISS 101 radio tower and demands that the DJ (portrayed by Joe Manganiello) play The Smiths for the entire night.
Additional cast members include Nick Krause, Isabelle Fuhrman and Ellar Coltrane. Manganiello, Nick Manganiello and Laura Rister are on board as producers. Production is set to begin in winter of this year.
Lane is also slated to appear in the Paul J. Franklin sci-fi film “Hunting Lila,” which according to IMDB is in pre-production.
Kijak made his directorial debut in 1996 with the dramedy “Never Met Picasso.” He went on to helm various documentaries including “Cinemania,” “Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of,” “Jaco” and “We Are X.”