When we sat down to put together our The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2016, there were some movies that didn’t have release dates yet, and we just had our fingers crossed they would hit the big screen in the next twelve months. And one of those movies certainly will, thanks to the folks at A24.
The company has announced they’ve acquired Andrea Arnold‘s “American Honey,” and it will be released in the second half of 2016. Heck, yes. The director’s first film since 2011’s “Wuthering Heights” stars newcomer Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough, and follows a gang of law-breaking teenagers who are chasing the American Dream, selling magazine subscriptions by day, partying by night. The story is told through the eyes of Star (Lane), a new recruit to the group who falls into a relationship with one of its leaders, in what is described as an intimate coming-of-age story and a look at an American generation not playing by the rules.
We can’t wait. No solid date from A24 yet, but I’d put a good bet on a premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.