Shia Labeouf Likens Making His Biopic ‘Honey Boy’ to an ‘Exorcism’

Shia Labeouf Likens Making His Biopic ‘Honey Boy’ to an ‘Exorcism’
Shia Labeouf is telling all. Sort of.

The actor both wrote and stars in “Honey Boy,” which tells the story of his turbulent childhood under the care of his alcoholic and drug-addicted father.

Labeouf wrote the screenplay while in rehab after sharing some of his writing with his director and friend, Alma Har’el. “I was just sending her stuff that I was writing down,” Labeouf remembered while promoting the film at the Variety Studio presented by AT&T during the Toronto Film Festival. “I had a flashlight and was rummaging through the attics of my soul trying to figure stuff out, figuring my past out…She was like, ‘Oh, this is a movie.’”

Directed by Har’el, “Honey Boy” chronicles Labeouf when he was a child star on the Disney Channel. He lived in a seedy Hollywood motel with his father, who not only mentally and physically abused his son,
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