Shia LaBeouf and Lucas Hedges will star in “Honey Boy,” a film directed by Alma Har’el and financed by Stay Gold Features, it was announced Friday.
Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold Features and Christopher Leggett of Delirio Films will produce, with Automatik’s Fred Berger as executive producer.
“Honey Boy” follows child actor Otis Lort (Hedges) and his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father James (LaBeouf), as they attempt to mend their contentious relationship over the course of a decade.
LaBeouf stars as tennis legend John McEnroe in “Borg vs McEnroe,” which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and opens in theaters in April. He will also be seen in “The Peanut Butter Falcon” with Dakota Johnson and Bruce Dern.
Hedges recently starred in the critically acclaimed films “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Lady Bird,” and received an Oscar nomination in 2016 for his supporting performance in “Manchester by the Sea.” Upcoming films include “Boy Erased” opposite Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, and “Ben Is Back” with Julie Roberts.
Har’el’s films include “LoveTrue” and “Bombay Beach,” which took the top prize at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. Her commercial “Love Over Bias” that aired during the winter Olympics earned her a DGA award nomination.