A teaser of Halsey’s debut feature film Americana with Sidney Sweeney has been released — watch the clip below.
A modern western directed by Tony Toast tells how waitress Penny Jo (Sweeney) and lonely cowboy Lefty (Paul Walter Hauser) plan to steal a mythical Indian artifact from criminals.
Their plan, however, is complicated by Mandy (Halsey), the girlfriend of the main criminal, who decides to take the artifact for personal reasons.
According to Deadline, the clip is the first time Penny Joe and Lefty come into contact with Mandy after they chase her to a remote gas station.
Other actors include Eric Dane, Zan McClarnon, Gavin Maddox Bergman, Simon Rex, Toby Hass and Harriet Sansom Harris.
The film was announced last year under the title “National Anthem”. This is Halsey and Sweeney’s second major on-screen collaboration after they both starred in the upcoming series “The Gambler’s Table” back in 2020.
The pair also appeared together in the music video for Halsey’s 2019 track “Graveyard”.
While Americana represents Halsey’s first major on-screen role, their previous credits include voice roles in Sing 2, Teen Titans Go! In the cinema and a cameo role in the movie “A Star is born” in 2018.
The world premiere of Americana took place on Friday (March 17) at SXSW. The release date has not yet been announced.
Halsey recently released a solo version of their collaboration with Post Malone “Die 4 Me”, which was included in the rapper’s 2019 album “Hollywood’s Bleeding”.