Shia LaBeouf to play his own father in upcoming biopic

Lucas Hedges will play a teen LaBeouf in Honey Boy.

March 19, 2018
Shia LaBeouf to play his own father in upcoming biopic Shia LaBeouf during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.   Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Shia LaBeouf is working on his own biopic, with Lucas Hedges set to play him on the screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. LaBeouf will portray his father in Honey Boy.

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The movie was written by LaBeouf under the pseudonym Otis Lort and is set during the actor's childhood. An actor since his youth, Honey Boy captures LaBeouf during his time making the Disney Channel’s Even Stevens as a teenager.

Honey Boy is reportedly about LaBeouf's relationship with his father, a former clown performer and recovering heroin addict. "Honey boy" was the nickname given to him by his father.

Hedges received an Oscar nomination for his role in 2016 movie Manchester By The Sea and also appeared in both Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Last year LaBeouf played tennis player John McEnroe in Borg McEnroe.

LaBeouf recently spoke about the time he spent with Kanye West and how the rapper "took all my fucking clothes."

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