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Shia LaBeouf is exorcising some childhood demons with "Honey Boy."

LaBeouf wrote the script for the Sundance darling, which is a thinly-veiled autobiography of his own troubled childhood and stormy relationship with his father.

Amazon Studios dropped a new trailer for the film today. Noah Jupe stars as a child actor on an unnamed TV show (but is totally "Even Stevens"), with LaBeouf playing his manipulative and toxic father, Otis Lort, who is an ex-rodeo clown and felon.

Lucas Hedges play the adult version of Otis, who is now a major movie star but also gets into drunken car accidents. The parallels to LaBeouf during his "Transformers" phase are unmistakeable.



The deeply personal story is handled with grace by director Alma Har’el. The film received rave reviews at Sundance earlier this year and won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Vision and Craft.

"Honey Boy" opens in theaters November 8.