Halsey is just not within the temper for anybody’s b.s. within the first take a look at director Tony Tost’s heist drama Americana. In a 90-second sneak peek that dropped on Wednesday (March 15), the singer — rocking a Nineteen Seventies-style uneven shag reduce and all-black ensemble — is minding her personal enterprise whereas filling up her orange muscle automobile when she’s interrupted not as soon as, however twice.
“Stunning day right this moment,” says Paul Walter Hauser’s (Black Chook) character Lefty to Halsey’s Mandy. “Nonetheless, they are saying it’d rain. Any large weekend plans?,” he continues. Mandy is clearly not , snapping again, “Hey buddy, right this moment is just not the f—ing day.”
The confrontation is interrupted by Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), whose character Penny Jo sticks a gun into Mandy’s again demanding the legendary Native American artifact that she and Lefty had been planning to steal. “Do you’ve got the artifact?” Penny Jo asks as Mandy appears to be like again over her shoulder in annoyance.
“I assumed you had been candy,” she says, her face softening in seeming condescension. “Do you’ve got it?” Penny Jo repeats extra menacingly as Mandy suggests she might need the thing, or perhaps not. “Give it to me,” Penny Jo calls for. “No,” Mandy says as she finishes pumping, walks away and dares Penny to “shoot me” nonchalantly.
Americana marks Halsey’s large display debut and in line with Deadline, the film follows waitress Penny Jo and lonesome cowboy Lefty as they plan to swipe the legendary “Lakota Ghost Shirt” from some criminals to fund Penny’s Nashville goals. “Issues get sophisticated when the lead felony’s long-suffering girlfriend (Halsey) decides to take the artifact for her personal private causes,” reads an outline.
“It’s one in every of my favourite scenes as a result of none of those characters are easy, skilled criminals within the slightest, and I like how Sydney, Paul, and Halsey all play their determined intentions and discomfort to quietly comedic impact,” Tost informed Deadline. The movie, Tost’s first main characteristic, additionally stars Eric Dane, Simon Rex, Zahn McClarnon and Gavin Maddox Bergman. Americana is slated to make its world premiere at 2:30 ET on Friday (March 17) on the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX throughout SXSW.
Try the Americana sneak peek beneath.