The first trailer has been released for American Honey, the upcoming film from writer-director Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) starring Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf.
Lane plays Star, a teenager who runs away from her troubled home and joins a traveling sales crew. She embarks on a relationship with Jake (LaBeouf) and begins a period of hard partying and law bending.
The film received quite a few strong reviews out of Cannes this year, although the film’s long running time (2 hours and 42 minutes) and loose narrative could prove to be a bit of a task for some viewers. On a visual level, American Honey looks compelling, and it’s good to see LaBeouf heading into decidedly different affair. We’re in.
American Honey opens later this year.
Synopsis for American Honey:
Star (Sasha Lane), an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake (Shia LaBeouf), she soon gets into the group’s lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days, and young love.