Lucas Hedges is a young American actor who is making quite a name for himself with some stellar performances. Born in Brooklyn Heights, New York, Lucas comes from a family that is directly involved in the show business. His mother is a poet and an actress, Susan Bruce, and his father is Peter Hedges, a writer and director, known for ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’.
Lucas has studied theater from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is a graduate of the Cherubs Theatre Program at the National High School Institute of Northwestern University. Hedges’ major appearance came in Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom‘. This came about when a casting agent spotted him during a middle school play production. He also appeared in ‘Kill the Messenger‘, a film about the CIA involvement in cocaine trafficking. While both these performances were solid, Lucas’ breakthrough role came in Kenneth Lonergan’s ‘Manchester By the Sea‘. His performance in the film won him an Oscar nomination in the best supporting actor category.
Hedges has also appeared in several other acclaimed movies like ‘Lady Bird‘ and Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. He has established himself as an actor of high caliber and has delivered splendid performances over the years. One of his most memorable roles came in ‘Boy Erased’, where he plays a teenager who is forced into a gay conversion therapy program. He also amazed audiences with his portrayal of a drug addict in his father’s movie, ‘Ben is Back’. By now it is clear that Hedges is someone with immense potential. But he still has a long way to go in his career. So now you must be wondering what is the next Lucas Hedges movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Lucas Hedges films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Lucas Hedges movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
3. Honey Boy (2019)
‘Honey Boy’ is an upcoming drama film that is based on Shia LaBeouf’s own rocky childhood. The actor has written the script himself and also stars in the movie. In ‘Honey Boy’, the young actor’s stormy childhood is expected to come to light. The film not just deals with his struggles in the early adult years, but also goes on to show how he tries to deal with his mental health and reconcile with his father.
Lucas Hedges plays the role of Otis Lort, while Shia LaBeouf appears as James Lort. While Shia will be appearing as the father, Lucas will be playing the young son. Since the cast is extremely talented, we expect the performances to knock us off our feet. Notably, the film has been very well received at Sundance, where it premiered. It is slated to release in theaters on November 8, 2019.