For a long time, I had nothing against Shia Labeouf. He bore the brunt of a predictable backlash for being an overexposed actor in a series of underwhelming films, but that wasn’t really his fault, you don’t have that much control over that stuff when you’re a young actor. At times we respected his honesty. But the more we see of him lately, the more he comes off as this fast-talking, cliché-spouting existential buffoon. One thing I’ve never thought is, “hey, you know who’d be great in this movie? Shia LaBeouf.”
Which brings us to: How do you explain the fact that he’s now worked with Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Lars von Trier, Michael Bay, and others, yesterday signed on for a film opposite Robert DeNiro, and today joined a WWII movie starring Brad Pitt? Someone find this kid’s agent, because that guy deserves all of the cocaines.
With Brad Pitt attached and Sony on board to distribute, WWII-set “Fury” has begun building its ensemble cast with Shia LaBeouf in talks to co-star. David Ayer (End of Watch) is directing the pic from his own script. The story follows the commander of a Sherman tank and its five-man crew on a mission behind enemy lines in April 1945 as Nazi Germany collapses. LaBeouf would play a member of the crew. Lensing is set to begin in September with a Nov. 14, 2014. [Variety]
ZIM SQUIM, KABALLAH QUAZAR! THE CHILD LABEOUF SHALL BE FILM’S NEXT STAR! (*throws handfuls of glitter, rides drunkenly off on broomstick*)
Perhaps the wizard can be summoned not just by Tarantino, but by anyone who does enough cocaine.