Honey Boy Trailer: Shia LaBeouf And Lucas Hedges Star In New Drama
Amazon Studios has released the official trailer for director Alma Har’el’s Honey Boy, highlighting the tumultuous relationship between a child actor and his father. Starring Shia LaBeouf (Disturbia, American Honey) along with Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester By the Sea, Boy Erased) and Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place), the film will have its theatrical release on November 8. Check out the video below!
From a screenplay by LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalizing his childhood’s ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har’el casts Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges as Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career.
LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Artist and musician FKA Twigs makes her feature-film debut, playing neighbor and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home. Har’el’s feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as therapy and imagination as hope.
The film is produced by Har’el, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Anita Gou, and Christopher Leggett. Executive Producers are Fred Berger, Rafael Marmor, Daniel Crown, and Bill Benenson. Honey Boy is produced by Automatik and Delirio, in association with Stay Gold Features, Kindred Spirit and Red Crown Productions.
Honey Boy had its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival back in January.