British filmmaker Andrea Arnold will star Shia LaBeouf in Indie ‘American Honey’, which will be her first U.S. debut as a director.
Parts & Labor’s Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy will produce American Honey along with Pulse Films’ Lucas Ochoa, Thomas Benski and Man Down Pictures’ Pouya Shahbazian. Film4 has developed the film alongside Arnold.
Arnold has written the script for the upcoming feature and it follows the story of a teenage boy who gets associated with a magazine selling subscriber. Partying and rule breaking soon takes over the kid and he falls in love.
Next month at the Cannes festival, the movie will be introduced for buying by Protagonist Pictures.
Arnold’s ‘Wasp’, which was a short film, won her an Oscar in 2003. Her last directorial adaption on big screen was ‘Wuthering Heights’ in 2011.
Two of her projects ‘Red Road’ and ‘Fish Tank’ in 2006 and 2009 respectively won her BAFTA and Jury prize. Arnold has become as a ‘Cannes-Person’ as she headed the Jury last year.
Talking about Shia LaBeouf, an image of a boy in trouble comes in our mind that is just waiting to be rescued. The synopsis of this feature also revolves around such a concept. Artistic scripts and producers seem to be attracted by this profile; he recently worked in Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac.
LaBeouf was last seen opposite Brad Pitt in ‘Jury’ and recently shot ‘Man Down’. Details about the release remain unknown for now for ‘American Honey’.