Looks like Lucas Hedges is battling himself for the Best Actor spot at next year's Oscars: his upcoming drama ‘Ben Is Back’, costarring Oscar winner Julia Roberts, will be released on December 7 just in time for awards season. Here's a summary of the movie:
Hedges will portray a charming yet troubled man who returns home to his unsuspecting family on Christmas Eve. His wary mother (Roberts) welcomes her beloved son’s return, but soon learns that he is still very much in harm’s way.
Also starring are Courtney B. Vance and Kathryn Newton, to be released by LD Entertainment, Lionsgate, and Roadside Attractions. The film was written and directed by Lucas's father, Peter Hedges.
Hedges also headlines the awards-hopeful 'Boy Erased', out on November 2 and costarring Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.