Shia LaBeouf is receiving critical acclaim for his work in The Peanut Butter Falcon, and his upcoming film Honey Boy has also received critical raves.
Based on LaBeouf’s screenplay, the film is inspired by his own life as a movie star and his struggles with his career and family. Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) is Otis Lort, a young actor whose skyrocketing fame ultimately leads to rehab and a gradual recovery. LaBeouf plays a fictionalized version of his down dad, with FKA twigs making her screen debut as a person who befriends Otis. Noah Jupe plays Lort as a child.
Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach) directs the feature, and it’s safe to assume this personal film should receive its share of attention come awards time. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Honey Boy opens in theaters November 8.