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'Fish Tank' & 'Wuthering Heights' Director Andrea Arnold Heads To U.S. To Helm 'American Honey'

by Kevin Jagernauth
May 8, 2014 9:19 AM
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Andrea Arnold

Andrea Arnold doesn't take the same path twice. She broke out with the thriller "Red Road," made massive waves with the coming-of-age tale "Fish Tank" and then went gritty and grimy with a unique take on "Wuthering Heights." So for her next trick, Arnold is taking on a film that sounds like it'll attract her biggest audience yet.

Screen Daily reveals that the filmmaker is set to shoot her first film in the U.S., titled appropriately enough, "American Honey." Written by Arnold as well, who has been spending some time in the U.S. doing research, the story will follow a teenage girl who joins the traveling sales crew for a magazine, and winds up partying, falling in love and breaking the law. Ah, youth!  It definitely sounds like the mainstream thing Arnold has ever done, but we'd wager that in her hands it'll have a lot more going on beneath the surface.

Production on the film will begin this summer and we can't wait to see who's going to be cast in the lead.

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  • Amy | May 8, 2014 10:35 AMReply

    I loved "Fish Tank," so I'm definitely interested. The plot does sound somewhat conventional, though it didn't say the person she falls in love with *has* to be a guy...

  • az | May 8, 2014 10:20 AMReply

    Great news this week, Gasper Noe back, Abdellatif Kechiche beginning his next project, now Andrea Arnold, there's still life in the old movie beast. As for this sounding commercial, sounds similar to Fish Tank.

  • BEF | May 8, 2014 11:00 AM

    Ha, yeah, that's what I was gonna say ... you could make that logline ... "a young girl finds meaning in hip hop dances and becomes the object of an older man's eye" ... and you could say "sounds commercial" when obviously it wasn't, in how it was shot, performed and structured in sparseness.

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