‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Three Billboards’ star Lucas Hedges has been set to play a young version of Shia LaBeouf in ‘Honey Boy,’ a roman-a-clef style story about LaBeouf’s relationship with his father.
The Black List script co-penned by LaBeouf under the pseudonym Otis Lort, follows a child actor and his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father as they attempt to mend their contentious relationship over the course of a decade.
Alma Har’el (‘LoveTrue,’ ‘Bombay Beach’) is attached to direct, with LaBeouf portraying his father, a former clown performer and recovering heroin addict. ‘Honey Boy’ was LaBeouf’s childhood nickname.
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik, Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold Features and Christopher Leggett of Delirio Films will produce, with Automatik’s Fred Berger as executive producer.