Rising star Noah Jupe (‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Wonder’ ‘Suburbicon,’ ‘The Night Manager’) is set to portray a young Shia LaBeouf in Alma Har’el’s upcoming indie ‘Honey Boy,’
The roman-a-clef story, 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.
LaBeouf will play his father, a former clown performer and recovering heroin addict, with ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Manchester by the Sea’ star Lucas Hedges playing LaBeouf as a young adult.
Producers include Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik, Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold Features and Christopher Leggett of Delirio Films. Automatik’s Fred Berger will serve as executive producer.