Shia La Beouf plays a version of his own abusive, alcoholic father in the NSFW trailer for 'Honey Boy,' which examines the actor troubled childhood as he tries to rise to stardom while reconciling with his father and confronting his mental health. Directed by Alma Har'el and written by La Beouf, Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges play the young and adult versions of La Beouf, although the character name is Otis Lort.
'You are a f--ing star and I know it, and that why I'm here,' Otis' dad tells him in the motel room. Also Read: 'Honey Boy' Director and Cast on 'Artistic Exorcism' of Filming Shia La Beouf Dark Past (video)FKA Twigs, Byron Bowers and Clifton Collins Jr. also star in the film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
'Honey Boy' will next be screening at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, before being released in theaters in the U. on Nov.
La Beouf wrote the script for 'Honey Boy' while in rehab last year and sent it to Har'el, who directed the film.
At Sundance, Har'el told The Wrap that working on the film as an 'artistic exorcism,' and an emotional experience for everyone involved. Also Read: 'Honey Boy' Film Review: Shia La Beouf Pours Himself into Autobiographical Coming-of-Age Tale'You cannot be too emotional on a set,' she said. 'I think he done the bravest thing anyone could do.
he played his own father with whom he has the most complicated relationship with.