Shia LaBeouf Going Indie For The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman

By Doug Norrie 2010-04-29 22:04:14discussion comments
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Shia LaBeouf is slowly breaking away from blockbusters that earn hundreds of millions of dollars and further solidify his status as box office mega-gold, but do little to test his skill as an actor (unless you count yelling about robots or dodging explosions). A name like Shia screams ďmake an Indie!Ē, and that he will. According to IndieWire, LaBeouf has signed on to star in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. LaBeouf will play Charlie, a guy who falls in love with a woman tied to the mob. Presumably, heíll die trying to save her, but you never know with these artsy, Indie films. Danny Ariola (A bunch of commercials) will direct the Mandate Pictures film.

Sure, Shia has starred in his fair share of box office lotto winners (Transformers, Eagle Eye, Indiana Jones), but unlike some other dipped-in-luck actors, heís more catalyst than circumstance (i.e. Shia can act). Even if the movies werenít the greatest (and they werenít), itís never been little LaBeouf stinking up the screen (it was the robots and old man Harrison Ford).

This fall heíll star alongside Michael Douglas in the Oliver Stone-directed, unfortunately-titled, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. After that, itís Indie time.
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