Sundance: Amazon Buys Shia Labeouf Drama ‘Honey Boy’

Sundance: Amazon Buys Shia Labeouf Drama ‘Honey Boy’

Published: February 03, 2019

Amazon has nabbed “Honey Boy,” a coming-of-age drama that is inspired by Shia Labeouf’s stormy relationship with stardom. The film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, earning a standing ovation and respectful reviews, particularly for Labeouf’s performance as his father and for Noah Jupe’s star turn as a child actor on the rise.Amazon has been very active at this year’s festival, buying domestic rights for the Mindy Kaling comedy “Late Night” for $13 million and shelling out $14 million apiece for the rights to “The Report” and “Brittany Runs a Marathon.” The “Honey Boy” deal is for global rights and is in the $5 million range.“Honey Boy” was directed by Alma Har’el (“Bombay Beach”) from a script by Labeouf. It was written as part of Labeouf’s rehabilitation program. The actor, once among the most promising stars in Hollywood thanks to turns in “Transformers...

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