Shia LaBeouf is to play the role of his own father in an upcoming film about his life, called ‘Honey Boy’.
It’s the story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade, and is loosely based on LaBeouf’s life.
‘Honey boy’ was LaBeouf’s childhood nickname.
Lucas Hedges – star of ‘Boy Erased‘, an upcoming coming-of-age drama based on Garrard Conley’s memoir, ‘Boy Erased: A Memoir’ – will play a younger version of LaBeouf, called Otis Lort.
Last year, LaBeouf’s film ‘Man Down’ made just £7 at the UK box office in its opening weekend, with just one cinema showing it.
Last April, the actor spent a month alone in an isolated Lapland cabin, as part of his #ALONETOGETHER art project, with his only source of communication to the outside world coming through text messages to a Helsinki museum.
LaBeouf spent time in the cells last July after being arrested for public drunkeness. The actor is alleged to have behaved ‘aggressively’ towards a police officer in a hotel lobby, after becoming “disorderly” when a stranger refused him a cigarette.
He is understood to have been released from a Savannah jail after posting $7,000 (£5,400) bail.