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First Trailer For Shia LaBeouf Scripted HONEY BOY

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First look at the movie based on LaBeouf's own experiences.

The Shia LaBeouf scripted Honey Boy fictionalises the controversial actor's real-life experiences, with LaBeouf playing a version of the father he shared a troubled relationship with. Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges stand in for LaBeouf, playing the actor as a child and young man respectively. Byron Bowers, Laura San Giacomo, FKA Twigs, Natasha Lyonne and Maika Monroe also star in the film, which is directed by Alma Har'el.

Honey Boy is in US cinemas November 8th, with a UK/ROI release yet to be announced.

Check out the green and red-band trailers below.

The official synopsis reads:

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.