The film, which will be her first to be shot in the U.S., is a “road movie [that] centers on a runaway teenager selling magazine subscriptions around the U.S., who gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard-partying, law-bending and young love.” Arnold also wrote the screenplay.
Arnold’s already esteemed pedigree includes BAFTAS and Jury Prizes at Cannes for Fish Tank and her feature debut Red Road, and her last film, Wuthering Heights, played in competition at Venice.
From the very limited looks of it, this film seems like it will be an interesting continuation of the same exploration of the woebegone female protagonist in Fish Tank, but the added details about America and what Arnold will do with those themes will be what to look out for.
In the meantime, Arnold is the head of the Critics’ Week Jury at Cannes this year so look for more news on that soon. Also, you can check out her debut short film Wasp—which won the 2003 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film—below.