Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges to Star as Father and Son in ‘Honey Boy’



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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.

February 2005Shia LaBeouf was arrested by the LAPD for assault with a deadly weapon after crashing into their car and then allegedly  threatening his neighbor with a kitchen knife.
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Nov. 4, 2007LaBeouf was arrested for misdemeanor criminal trespassing when the manager of a Chicago Walgreens asked him to leave and he refused. The charges were later dropped.
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March 2008 A warrant was issued for LaBeouf’s arrest after he failed to appear in court following a February charge of unlawful smoking in Burbank. His lawyer appeared in court the next day and the judge recalled the warrant.
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July 27, 2008LaBeouf’s truck was totaled after a car ran a red light and rammed into him. His left hand was crushed and he was arrested for refusing a breathalyzer test at the scene.  The actor was later cleared of all fault for the incident.
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Feb. 5, 2011 LaBeouf fought another patron at Mad Bull’s Tavern in Sherman Oaks.  He was placed in handcuffs but not arrested, and was later free to go.

Dec. 17, 2013 LaBeouf was accused of plagiarism after his short film “Howard Cantour.com” was compared to Dan Clowes’ comic “Justin M. Damiano.”  LaBeouf posted an apology, which was then criticized for being a plagiarism of a Yahoo! Answers post from 2010.

Feb. 9, 2014 LaBeouf walked out of a news conference for “Nymphomaniac” after quoting French footballer Eric Cantona: “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.”
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Feb. 9, 2014 (cont’d) While walking the red carpet for “Nymphomaniac” at the Berlin Film Festival, LaBeouf sported a paper bag emblazoned with the words “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE.”
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Feb. 11, 2014 LaBeouf kicked off a six-day gallery with performance artists Luke Turner and Nastja Sade Ronkko in Los Angeles. Entitled #IAMSORRY, the performance consisted of the actor wearing a tuxedo and the paper bag, inviting people to come in one at a time, whereupon he would cry in front of them.
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June 26, 2014LaBeouf is charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass for refusing to leave New York’s Studio 54, where Alan Cumming was starring in “Cabaret.” LaBeouf reportedly spat at the arresting officers before using an impolite slur.  He later voluntarily agreed to seek treatment.
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May 2015 LaBeouf reunites with Turner and Ronkko for #INTRODUCTIONS, a half-hour series of monologues performed in front of a green screen.  One of the segments, titled “Just Do It,” which consisted of the actor screaming inspirational messages at the camera, shot to viral status and became the most searched for GIF of 2015, according to Google.
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Nov. 2015 LaBeouf once again turned the camera on himself with #ALLMYMOVIES, a three day viewing marathon of all his movies that the actor live streamed himself watching.
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May 2016 LaBeouf, Turner and Ronkko embarked on a month-long journey called #TAKEMEANYWHERE, in which they would tweet out their coordinates, allow fans to find them and take them anywhere they chose.  They started in Colorado and crossed the States before traveling through Canada and ending up in Alaska.
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Jan. 26, 2017 LaBeouf was arrested for misdemeanor assault after getting into a fight with a Bronx resident at an anti-Trump rally that LaBeouf has promised to live stream for the entirety of Trump’s presidency.
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The former Disney Channel star and “Indiana Jones” protégé’s personal life has garnered even more attention than his movies

February 2005Shia LaBeouf was arrested by the LAPD for assault with a deadly weapon after crashing into their car and then allegedly  threatening his neighbor with a kitchen knife.

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