Andrea Arnold’s Cannes Jury Prize winner American Honey reminded more than one fest-going critic of Larry Clark-land, and this new trailer certainly makes a case for the Shia LaBeouf-starrer as a sort of Kids Go West.
Set for a 2016 U.S. release by A24, American Honey costars newcomer Sasha Lane as a young runaway who joins up with a cadre of like-minded nomads traveling the American heartland selling magazine subscriptions while the sun shines and partying hard in the wee hours – a real phenomenon that made headlines a couple years back. Judging by the trailer, there’s a hint of a new-day Bonnie and Clyde in there too.
Said Deadline critic Pete Hammond at Cannes, “I can really get down with honoring Andrea Arnold’s bracing and brilliant story of drifting and restless youth American Honey with the Jury Prize.” The film, which was nominated for the fest’s Palme d’Or as well, costars Riley Keough and a large ensemble of newcomers. Take a look at the new trailer above.