Maika Monroe joins Shia LaBeouf’s biopic drama
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that actress Maika Monroe (Independence Day: Resurgence) has signed on to join the cast of the upcoming indie drama Honey Boy with actor Shia LaBeouf (American Honey). Alma Har’el will direct the film.
The upcoming film was co-written by LaBeouf and Otis Lort, who the actor admitted was a pseudonym thus making the film written by LaBeouf himself. It follows a young actor at two stages of his life and the relationship he has with his father at the stages, the first as the actor is starting out and the second as his career starts to take off.
Described as a meta-biopic, the film is based on LaBeouf’s own relationship with his father at these stages in his life and he will be portraying the father character, while Lucas Hedges (Lady Bird) and Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place) set to portray the actor character at the two stages. In the film the young actor shares the same name as the “co-writer,” Otis Lort.
Monroe, well-known for her performances in the acclaimed indie hits The Guest and It Follows, is set to play an aspiring actress named Sandra. Monroe joins an already strong cast that also includes Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Byron Bowers (The Chi) and Laura San Giacomo (NCIS).