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A24 Acquires ‘American Honey’ with Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough

A24  has acquired U.S. rights to Andrea Arnold’s coming-of-age drama “American Honey,” starring Sasha LaneShia LaBeouf and Riley Keough.

Parts & Labor, Pulse Films and ManDown Pictures are the producers. The project was co-developed by Film 4 and jointly financed by Maven Pictures’ new film fund, BFI and Film 4.

A24 is planning a release in the second half of 2016. Protagonist Pictures is handling the film’s international sales.

American Honey” centers on 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 Lane’s character, a new recruit to the group who falls into a relationship with one of its leaders.

Arnold shot the entire film on location in the Midwest. The movie will feature a soundtrack that will include E-40, Kevin Gates, Fetty Wap and Bruce Springsteen.

Parts and Labor producer Lars Knudsen said, “We spent over a year street-casting for the cast, clocked over 12,000 miles on the road to capture the film as Andrea imagined it, and we’re thrilled to end the journey with our friends at A24. The resulting story shows what Andrea does best – authentic, personal filmmaking.”

Arnold’s credits include “Wuthering Heights,” “Red Road” and “Fish Tank.”

CAA negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

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