Honey Boy Trailer

Shia LaBeouf’s Sundance Hit “Honey Boy” Gets Trailer

No, you are not dreaming, Shia LaBeouf is putting together both a commendable and boundary-pushing comeback.

After a brilliant performance in the forthcoming Peanut Butter Falcon the famed child actor will finish off the year with Honey Boy, the Sundance hit that he wrote and stars.

Taken from LaBeouf’s own experiences, the film showcases a young actor's internal struggle as he navigates early success in Hollywood and a highly unstable father. Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place)and Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased) star as Otis Lort in separate stages of his chaotic life. LaBeouf's screenplay fictionalizes many of the events that saw his quick ascent to stardom result in a crash landing into rehab.

Directed by Alma Har’el, Honey Boy was the talk of Sundance this past January with many calling LaBeouf’s portrayal of young stardom a masterpiece in writing. The film’s first trailer, just released by distributor Amazon Studios, showcases the turmoil, frustration, and hostile relationship Otis has with his father, played by LaBeouf. Though I won’t go all-in on the project just yet, I will say that it is the first LaBeouf film I’ve had on my must-see list in quite some time.

Honey Boy hits theaters on November 8.

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Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.