Shia LaBeouf Was Almost In ‘Suicide Squad’ Until Warner Shut That Down

09.07.16 3 years ago

Human matryoshka doll of bullsh*t Shia LaBeouf granted a long interview to Variety in the lead up to the release of American Honey, a low-budget indie movie during the filming of which LaBeouf got twelve tattoos, two of which were the same portrait of Missy Elliott. So that happened. We spoke about the interview yesterday to mention the advice actual cannibal Shia LaBeouf offered to Michael Bay, but we neglected to mention that LaBeouf almost reteamed with Fury director David Ayer for Suicide Squad:

LaBeouf […] admits that he’s no longer on Hollywood’s wish list for major blockbusters. After Fury in 2014, director David Ayer approached him for Suicide Squad, for a role that eventually went to Scott Eastwood. “The character was different initially,” LaBeouf says. “Then Will [Smith] came in, and the script changed a bit. That character and Tom [Hardy’s] character [later played by Joel Kinnaman] got written down to build Will up.” LaBeouf says the studio vetoed his casting. “I don’t think Warner Bros. wanted me. I went in to meet, and they were like, ‘Nah, you’re crazy. You’re a good actor, but not this one.’ It was a big investment for them.”

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