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Shia LaBeouf Biopic Casts Lucas Hedges as LaBeouf

The biopic is co-written and co-starred by LaBeouf himself.

The Shia LaBeouf biopic Honey Boy casts the Oscar-nominated Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) in the lead role, as reported by THR. The young actor worked in several acclaimed movies of last year, including Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Lady Bird.

Honey Boy follows the relationship between a younger LaBeouf and his alcoholic father, and in a mind-boggling revelation, Shia LaBeouf himself will play the role. The controversial actor also penned the script under the pseudonym Otis Lort. This intriguing project promises to an up-close look at his personal life, as "honey boy" was the nickname LaBeouf's father used to call him.

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The description for the movie's script, now with a place in the Black List, reads:

A child actor and his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father attempt to mend their contentious relationship over the course of a decade.

In real life, the teenage LaBeouf see-sawed between the set of his breakout project Even Stevens and a 12-step program with his father, an alcoholic recovering from heroin addict. Alma Har'el (Love True) is directing the movie.

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Hedges proved his emotional acting in various projects, and this new film should open up another heart-wrenching story for him to embrace. The young actor is also set to appear in Ben is Back, directed by his father Peter Hedges, and this year's Boy Erased.

Source: Esquire, The Hollywood Reporter