Shia LaBeouf is set to play his father in a movie about himself.
The 31-year-old actor has reportedly agreed to portray his “law-breaking, alcohol-abusing” dad in the forthcoming film ‘Honey Boy’ – a blockbuster loosely based on his own life – while Lucas Hedges will play the leading role, according to Variety.
‘Honey Boy’, which was LaBeouf’s childhood nickname, follows a popular child star who attempts to mend his relationship with his damaged father over a decade.
The film will be directed by Alma Har’el but a release date it yet to be given.
LaBeouf was arrested for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness at a hotel in Georgia last July after he repeatedly swore at arresting officers.
He has since admitted he “f***ed up” and is “mortified” by his behaviour.
He said: “What went on in Georgia was mortifying. White privilege and desperation and disaster… It came from a place of self-centered delusion…
“It was me trying to absolve myself of guilt for getting arrested…I f***ed up.”