Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY to Release ‘Honeytrap’
Another day, another bit of news for filmmaker Ava DuVernay. This time it’s about her distribution company, ARRAY. The group has acquired British director Rebecca Johnson’s critically acclaimed film, Honeytrap, which will see a limited theatrical run here in the U.S.
Based on the events leading up to a murder case that rocked London in 2009, Honeytrap is a coming of age story about love, betrayal, and peer pressure.
Here’s how the folks over at ARRAY describe the film:
“Girlhood and gang culture collide in HONEYTRAP as 15-year old Layla contends with bullying at a new school by transforming herself inside and out. The teen’s compulsive journey for love and acceptance soon becomes fatal in this cautionary tale based on headline news.”
ARRAY’s Executive Director, Tilane Jones, said the company picked up the film to help shed light on yet another emerging voice.
“Director Rebecca Johnson has crafted a bewitching tale from a young woman’s perspective with a cast of fresh new talent,” Jones said. “We’re excited to introduce HONEYTRAP to its US audience with this captivating voice in filmmaking.”
Honeytrap stars Scream Queens’ Lucien Laviscount and Recovery Road’s Jessica Sula. It will be the 14th theatrical release for ARRAY.
Check out a trailer for the film below.