Shia LaBeouf will play his own father in biopic 'Honey Boy'

Lawrence Kim
March 17, 2018

It's pretty heavy stuff, playing your own father and going through all the awful things that likely took place all for the sake of a film, but LaBeouf's never been one to do anything remotely normal - and who knows, it may actually be incredible.

In a movie loosely based on his own life, Shia LaBeouf will play his "law-breaking, alcohol-abusing" father, according to Variety.

In a rather odd sequence of events, Hedges will be portraying a younger stand-in for LaBeouf called Otis Lort while LaBeouf will be in the stand-in role of his father, called James in the film, an alcoholic with a criminal record as an ex-offender.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones is producing via Automatik Entertainment along with Christopher Leggett of Delirio Films and Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold Features. Stay Gold Features will finance for a production that is planning to film in Los Angeles.

Endeavor Content put together the financing and will co-represent worldwide rights with CAA.

LaBeouf starred as John McEnroe in "Borg vs McEnroe", which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and is due out April 13 in the USA from Neon. He will be seen next in Peanut Butter Falcon.

Hedges, meanwhile, starred in two of last year's most decorated films, Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, for the latter of which he shared in a SAG Award ensemble-cast victory. Of course, he received an Academy Award nomination for his performance in Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester By The Sea (which won Oscars for both Lonergan and star Casey Affleck).

Har'el's credits include "LoveTrue" and "Bombay Beach".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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