Magazine article Screen International

'American Honey' Star Sasha Lane Joins YA Adaptation 'Hunting Lila'

Magazine article Screen International

'American Honey' Star Sasha Lane Joins YA Adaptation 'Hunting Lila'

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Sasha Lane, who made her debut in Andrea Arnold's American Honey, is to play the lead in young adult novel adaptation Hunting Lila.

The story centres on teenage girl Lila (Lane) who goes on the run after exposing her dangerous mind power, only to find herself at the heart of a secret war being fought between a shadowy military organisation and a fugitive gang with whom she may share talents.

The film will mark the directorial debut of Paul Franklin, who has worked with Christopher Nolan on the VFX of The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and Interstellar, for which he won the Oscar for the latter two.

Jessica Parker and Jessica Malik of UK-based Pari Passu Films will produce alongside Steve Clark-Hall, producer of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes and The Man from UNCLE. MyAnna Buring is executive producer.

The screenplay was co-written by author Sarah Alderson and film editor Jon Harris (Kingsman: The Secret Service), developed with the support of the BFI.

Alderson first two novels attracted significant interest in the publishing world and achieved impressive debut sales figures. The books were originally published in 2011 and their successes led Alderson to secure a further five book publishing deal with Simon and Schuster. …

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