Noah Jupe, who played the son in John Krasinski’s current box-office and critical smash hit “A Quiet Place,” has been cast as a young Shia LaBeouf in “Honey Boy” for Automatik.
The roman-a-clef story deals with LaBeouf’s relationship with his father at two different stages in his life: as a young boy starting out as an actor and a young man with a burgeoning career.
As a young man, he ping-pongs between twelve-step programs with his father, a former clown performer and recovering heroin addict, and TV and film sets.
LaBeouf wrote the script using the pseudonym Otis Lort, which is the name of the lead character, and will also portray his own father in both stages of the story. Jupe will play the boy version of LaBeouf, while “Lady Bird” and “Manchester by the Sea” star Lucas Hedges will play the young man version of LaBeouf.
Alma Harel is directing while Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Christopher Leggett and Daniela Taplin Lundberg will produce. Jupe has also starred in “Wonder,” “Suburbicon,” “The Night Manager” and the upcoming “The Titan”.