Magazine article Screen International

Andrea Arnold's 'American Honey' Gets International Focus

Magazine article Screen International

Andrea Arnold's 'American Honey' Gets International Focus

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Focus Features has acquired the majority of key international territories - including Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, UK, Italy and Scandinavia - to Andrea Arnold's anticipated Cannes competition entry American Honey, which screens this weekend.

Protagonist Pictures, which is repping international rights on the film, inked the deal with Focus in Cannes. Focus will release the film via Universal Pictures International.

American Honey, written and directed by Arnold, stars Shia Labeouf, Sasha Lane and Riley Keough in the story of 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. …

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