Alma Har’el’s HONEY BOY Gets a Red Band Trailer

Amazon has released a new trailer for Honey Boy, directed by Alma Har’el and written and starring Shia LaBeouf. The film is based on LaBeouf’s life experiences, with Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges representing the actor and LaBeouf himself portraying his own father.

Honey Boy premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to overwhelmingly positive reviews and will be hitting theaters November 8th.

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach, LoveTrue) brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health. Fictionalizing his ascent to stardom, and subsequent crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har’el casts Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place) and Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased, Manchester by the Sea) as Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Dancer-singer FKA twigs makes her feature-film debut, playing neighbor and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home. Har’el’s feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as medicine and imagination as hope through the life and times of a talented, traumatized performer who dares to go in search of himself.

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