Shia LaBeouf's Screenplay About BROCKHAMPTON's Kevin Abstract Wins Award

‘Minor Modifications’ took home Sun Valley Film Festival’s High Scribe Award.

By
Music
14,374 Hypes 3 Comments

Back in January, rumors started swirling that Shia LaBeouf had written his next screenplay following the success of his autobiographical film Honey Boy. The leaked script revealed that the plot centered around BROCKHAMPTON‘s founding member Kevin Abstract titled Minor Modifications. The project started after the two became close through weekly group therapy sessions per a feature story via i-D. The sessions ultimately inspired Shia to write the script and enter it in an emerging screenwriter’s contest, and won.

LaBeouf took home the Sun Valley Film Festival‘s High Scribe Award. The competition was judged by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan and, according to the official website, “gives finalists an opportunity for one-on-one meetings with some of the industry’s finest to discuss their work; the winner receives mentoring from an experienced professional.” This isn’t the first time that Shia sought script notes from a competition usually reserved for up-and-coming if not amateur writers. His Honey Boy screenplay made it to the quarterfinals of the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards.

Minor Modification‘s official synopsis reads: “Based on the life of rapper Kevin Abstract, this biographical fiction follows a Texas teen as he struggles with identity, finding meaningful relationships, sexual fluidity, and his direction in life.”

The decision for Shia to enter the competition did come with some backlash though, as many writers who entered the contest took to social media to voice their respective frustrations that the Hollywood star took away from their opportunities. A rep for LaBeouf defended his actions, telling The Wrap, “Shia entered the competition as an emerging writer. He is thrilled to be a part of the community and thrives off of any opportunity to gain insight, constructive criticism and knowledge from those with more experience… and that’s in regards to any art form.”

There’s no word on if the script is now headed into pre-production after the win (but it is floating around the internet if you’re interested enough to read it). Stay tuned for more. In other music news, Yung Lean has delivered his new Starz Journal zine ahead of his upcoming album release.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Nike Daybreak SP "Topaz Gold" Combines Past and Present
Footwear

Nike Daybreak SP "Topaz Gold" Combines Past and Present

Modern-day materials arrive on one of the Swoosh’s most classic running silhouettes.

Kehlani Shares Another 'Quarantine Style' Music Video With "F&MU"
Music

Kehlani Shares Another 'Quarantine Style' Music Video With "F&MU"

Her new project ‘It Was Good Until It Wasn’t’ releases May 8.

Twitter's Q1 2020 Results See Record User Growth Despite $8.4 Million USD Net Loss
Tech

Twitter's Q1 2020 Results See Record User Growth Despite $8.4 Million USD Net Loss

“In this difficult time, Twitter’s purpose is proving more vital than ever.”


Derrick Adams Brings "Patrick Kelly, The Journey" Exhibition to SCAD
Arts

Derrick Adams Brings "Patrick Kelly, The Journey" Exhibition to SCAD

The artist explores the late fashion designer’s robust archive.

The Hundreds x PUMA "Cliques" Collection Nods to High School Crews
Footwear

The Hundreds x PUMA "Cliques" Collection Nods to High School Crews

Fresh takes on the Clyde, Palace Guard, Performer Mid and RS Pure, all with matching apparel.

LeBron James Rallies Celebrity Friends to Honor High School Class of 2020
Entertainment

LeBron James Rallies Celebrity Friends to Honor High School Class of 2020

A special ‘Graduate Together 2020’ program will air commercial-free on TV.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.