Shia LaBeouf playing his own dad in film about himself

Shia LaBeouf is set to play his own father in a film about himself.
Shia LaBeouf is set to play his own father in a film about himself. Photo credit: Reuters

Shia LaBeouf is set to play his own father in a film about himself.

The film, titled Honey Boy after a nickname LaBeouf's father gave him as a child, revolves around the pair's contentious relationship.

LaBeouf co-wrote the script under the pseudonym Otis Lort.

The script tells "the story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade".

Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges will play "young Shia LaBeouf", portraying the actor in his Even Stevens days.

Hedges, only 10 years younger than LaBeouf, earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in 2016's Manchester by the Sea. He most recently starred in Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Casting for preteen LaBeouf is ongoing through casting director Jennifer Venditti. Venditti cast Andrea Arnold's 2016 film starring LaBeouf, American Honey.

Honey Boy will be directed by documentarian Alma Har'el.

It is not yet known when the film will begin production.

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