Shia LaBeouf set to play his own father in movie based on the actor's life

Actor Shia LaBeouf has a new project in the works and will play his own father in an upcoming biopic about his life. .

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Shia LaBeouf is making his return to the big screen. 


In a movie loosely based on his own life, the 31-year-old is set to play his "law-breaking, alcohol-abusing" father, according to a new report from Variety. The upcoming flick will be directed by Alma Har'el (Bombay Beach) and is titled Honey Boy, which was LaBeouf's childhood nickname.

I need to take ownership of my shit and clean up my side of the street a bit before I can go out there and work again, so I'm trying to stay creative and learn from my mistakes. I've been falling forward for a long time. Most of my life. The truth is, in my desperation, I lost the plot.

The film centers around a former child star who attempts to mend his broken relationship with his damaged father over the course of a decade, according to the report. 


"And a lot of my shit has to do with my relationship with my dad," LaBeouf recently told Esquire. "That dude is my gasoline." 


Oscar-nominated Manchester by the Sea star Lucas Hedges has been tapped to play the main LaBeouf-based role opposite the Transformers star. No release or production information on Honey Boy has been announced at this time.

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