Shia LaBeouf gets personal with the 'Honey Boy' trailer
Amazon Studios has just brought online the trailer for Honey Boy, a new drama from award winning filmmaker Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach, LoveTrue) that comes from a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences. Check it out in the player below!
Explore a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health. Fictionalizing his ascent to stardom, and subsequent crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har’el casts Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place) and Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased, Manchester by the Sea) as Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Dancer-singer 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 medicine and imagination as hope through the life and times of a talented, traumatized performer who dares to go in search of himself.
Look for Honey Boy on the big screen beginning November 8.