WHO’S IN IT?
Lucas Hedges (Manchester By The Sea), Noah Jupe (Le Mans ’66), Shia LaBeouf (The Peanut Butter Falcon), FKA Twigs (film debut), Maika Monroe (It Follows), Natasha Lyonne (American Pie), Martin Starr (Knocked Up), Byron Bowers (The 4th), Laura San Giacomo (Sex, Lies, and Videotape), Clifton Collins Jr. (Capote)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach), director, producer; Shia LaBeouf (film debut), writer; Anita Gou (The Farewell), Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Upgrade), Chris Leggett (The Classic) and Daniela Taplin Lundberg (Harriet), producers; Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic), composer; Natasha Braier (The Neon Demon), cinematographer; Dominic LaPerriere (The Titan) and Monica Salazar (film debut), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Otis Lort (Jupe) is a young child actor who is constantly pushed by his demanding father James (LaBeouf) towards stardom. Years later, as a young man, Otis (Hedges) tackles the pitfalls of his fame and tries to reconcile with his father…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
A cathartic exercise for writer and co-star Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy is a fascinating visual representation of the troubled actor’s early years and his rocky catapulting towards infamy.