Fish Tank director Andrea Arnold will swap the shores of Albion for the hot tarmac of the United States as she embarks on her first American-set movie this summer.
The Oscar-winning British film-maker will tout her fourth feature film to buyers at the forthcoming Cannes film festival, where she heads the critics' week jury, according to Variety. American Honey is described as a road movie about the perils and joys of young romance, in which a runaway teenager who makes a living by selling magazine subscriptions around the US finds herself wrapped up in a hard-partying, law-breaking lifestyle. .
Arnold is a Cannes favourite, having won jury prizes for both 2006's Red Road and 2009's Fish Tank. Her most recent film was a well-received adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights.
American Honey was developed by Film4 and is receiving funds from the British production unit. No cast details have been announced.