A biopic about Shia LaBeouf is currently in the works. While Shia himself is starring in the movie, he’s actually not going to be playing himself.
Lucas Hedges is playing the role of a younger Shia in Honey Boy. You’ll recognize Lucas from his role as Danny O’Neill in Lady Bird.
So who is Shia playing, then? He’ll be in the movie as his dad.
The movie is loosely based on Shia’s life. It’s about a child star’s relationship with his law-breaking, alcoholic father, according to Variety. The title of the movie, “Honey Boy,” was Shia’s childhood nickname.
There’s still no news on when Honey Boy is set to go in production.