Actor Shia LaBeouf: Honey Boy
With a drink-driving arrest and eccentric stagings of performance art, Shia LaBeouf is a controversial figure. He rose to prominence as the kid star of Even Stevens, before before joining the A-list after appearing in the Transformers franchise. But behind the Hollywood shine is a rough and abusive childhood, which is the focus of the upcoming Honey Boy.
The film opts for a different route from the usual biopic. LaBeouf heads to the confessional booth with a script he penned himself, and he also stars in the film as his own father.
Two actors have been enlisted to portray LaBeouf (named Otis in the film): A Quiet Place actor Noah Jupe during the Even Stevens era, while LaBeouf's older self is played by the Oscar-nominated star of Manchester by the Sea and Lady Bird, Lucas Hedges. With LaBeouf so closely involved in the project, Honey Boy promises to be a more soul-baring biopic than its contemporaries.
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In cinemas 6 December