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American Honey release date set for Andrea Arnold's Cannes drama

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A24, the indie distributor behind recent awards season players Ex Machina, Room, and Amy, has announced fall release dates for two of its upcoming titles, EW can confirm. 

Andrea Arnold’s Cannes prize-winner American Honey will debut in New York and Los Angeles beginning Sept. 30. It will expand to more theaters after its limited run. The fourth feature in Arnold’s filmography, American Honey tells the story of a teenage girl (Sasha Lane) who falls for the leader of a traveling magazine sales crew (Shia LaBeouf) as she travels with him across the American midwest, entering a sometimes-dangerous ring of partying, crime, and love. 

American Honey won the Prix du Jury on the Croisette in May; it is the third film directed by Arnold to have won the Jury Prize, following her Red Road and Fish Tank in 2006 and 2009, respectively.

Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, based on Tarrell Alvin McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, will open to a limited number of theaters on Oct. 21. The film, which revolves around a young Miami boy coming-of-age amid the War on Drugs, is set for expansion later in the season. On the project, the Medicine for Melancholy director worked with an ensemble cast that includes Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Andre Holland, and singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe, who makes her big-screen debut in Moonlight.

Watch the recently-released trailer for American Honey in the video below.