“I’m your cheerleader, Honey Boy”

“Audiences won’t want to let go.” -Rolling Stone

Actor Shia LaBeouf, alongside director Alma Har’el, has crafted a deeply personal work that gives audiences an inside look into his own childhood. HONEY BOY centers on James Lort (LaBeouf ) and the young actor, his son Otis (played by Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges). LaBeouf stopped by the Angelika New York to discuss the film, and what it was like to write it:

In addition to the extremely personal touch given to the screenwriting, LaBeouf allowed the actors an inside look into his day-to-day life. In this clip, LaBeouf discusses letting Hedges and Jupe into his home:

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About the film:

Shia LaBeouf screenwrites and stars in this “riveting drama… existing as a personal, meta piece for a man openly and artistically dealing with his past.” ( HONEY BOY follows child actor Otis Lort (Lucas Hedges, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA) and his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father James (LaBeouf) as they attempt to mend their contentious relationship over the course of a decade.

View the trailer:

Where to see it:

HONEY BOY is now playing at Koko Marina Theatres.