Amazon has scored the rights to the Shia LaBeouf-led coming-of-age drama “Honey Boy” following solid reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
LaBeouf penned the film which details his relationship with his father at two different stages in his life: as a young boy (Noah Jupe) starting out as an actor and a young man (Lucas Hedges) with a burgeoning career.
LaBeouf plays the father, a former clown performer and recovering heroin addict, in both time periods. Maika Monroe, Natasha Lyonne, Martin Starr, Byron Bowers, Laura San Giacomo, and Clifton Collins Jr. co-star.
Alma Har’el helmed the film which Amazon nabbed for $5 million, their fourth big purchase following “Late Night,” “The Report” and “Brittany Runs a Marathon” which all sold for between $13-14 million each.