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.