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Oscar-Winner Melissa Leo & Til Schweiger Join Shia LaBeouf In 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 24, 2012 12:19 PM
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In the time since he was first attached to “The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman,” Shia LaBeouf has knocked out a couple of "Transformers" movies, and even started his own graphic novel-penning career, while Zac Efron briefly took over the part. With LaBeouf back on board, however, he can finally put down his coloring-in kit: with news that two more established actors have joined the crime thriller, all seems ready to go.

First Look: The Trio Of Bondurant Brothers In John Hillcoat's 'Lawless'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 14, 2012 12:50 PM
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While we've seen photos of Tom Hardy solo and Shia LaBeouf and Hardy together, now we've finally got our first look at the three brothers who star in John Hillcoat's prohibition-era gangster drama "Lawless," formerly known as "The Wettest County" courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. The third in this triumvirate is relative newcomer Jason Clarke, an Australian actor who's on the rise with upcoming roles in Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," and Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby."

First Look: Shia LaBeouf & Tom Hardy In 'Lawless,' Formerly Known As 'The Wettest County'

  • By The Playlist
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  • March 24, 2012 12:03 PM
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Just days after we revealed that John Hillcoat's upcoming prohibition drama "The Wettest County" had changed its name to "Lawless" (with Terrence Malick's blessing no less), Entertainment Weekly has given us what is essentially the first official look at the film (everything seen thus far has been set photos, albeit really good ones in some cases).

Shia LaBeouf Back In For 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'; Zac Efron Out

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2012 9:55 PM
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Movie projects sometimes have strange, curious lives, going through casting changes and riding the tides created by the pulse of the industry in an effort to get made. And the upcoming "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" is a good example of that. The 2007 Black List script by Matt Drake ("Project X") first found a star in Shia LaBeouf way back in 2010, but nearly a year passed, and a new brunette hunk in Zac Efron was attached to the lead. Well, almost 365 days have passed since then, and the project is right back in LaBeouf's lap.

Alexandre Aja Tapped To Direct Joe Hill's Supernatural Horror Story 'Horns'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 8, 2011 8:22 PM
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Imagine waking up one day with a pair of curved horns sticking out of your forehead. That is the predicament that Ig Perrish, the protagonist of Joe Hill's wonderfully contemplative horror novel "Horns," and if there's one filmmaker we would love to see that image brought to the screen, it's Alexandre Aja, the French filmmaker behind "High Tension," the stylish "Hills Have Eyes" remake, and last summer's giddy-gory fun "Piranha 3D." Thankfully, according to the Hollywood Reporter, this will be the case.

Watch: Shia LaBeouf's Violent 'Man Bites Dog' Aping Short Film 'Maniac' Starring Kid Cudi

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2011 5:12 AM
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Shia LaBeouf: actor, street fighter and director, too. The temperamental star has been making headway into a directing career, and in the past year has delivered the Alejandro Jodorowsky-inspired "Born Villain" with collaborator Marilyn Manson, as well as the video "Marijuana" for Kid Cudi. Well, LaBeouf has reteamed with rapper for another, uh, cinematic journey.

Shia LaBeouf To Play A 20-Foot-Tall Man-Child in 'A Giant'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 18, 2011 2:41 AM
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Anyone remember the 2009 sci-fi family-friendly "City Of Ember" starring, among others, Saoirse Ronan and Bill Murray? We barely do either but that film was the sophomore directorial effort of Gil Kenan that somewhat halted his career after 2006's animated flick "Monster House."

Shia LaBeouf's 'Born Villain' Video Continues Marilyn Manson's Love Affair With Alejandro Jodorowsky

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 1, 2011 5:56 AM
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So, remember yesterday when we told you about "Born Villain," Shia LaBeouf's collaboration with fading shock rocker Marilyn Manson? Well, it's a combination photography/artbook and short film, and in addition to its premier tonight at Space 15 Twenty in Los Angeles, a lengthy music video has hit the interwebs. If this video confirms anything, it's that Manson really, really loves Alejandro Jodorowsky.

So, Shia LaBeouf & Marilyn Manson Collaborated On A Book & Short Film Titled 'Born Villain'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 31, 2011 3:55 AM
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When Shia LaBeouf isn't dodging Transformers, he's likes to exercise his artistic muse. Earlier this year, he directed a video for Kid Cudi and as he gears up to team with Robert Redford in "The Company You Keep," the young actor has taken another surprising detour, collaborating with former shock-rocker Marilyn Manson on a forthcoming book and short film entitled "Born Villain." Huh. The project will feature a book of photographs taken by LaBeouf and his girlfriend Karolyn Pho, accompanied by a short film starring Manson and directed by the LaBeouf. Any more details seem to be held up pretty tight, but here's LaBeouf's statement about the project:

Nick Nolte In Talks To Add Extra Grizzle To Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 26, 2011 1:24 AM
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"The Conspirator" may have been a little dull, despite an excellent cast, but as Robert Redford was the man behind the sublime "Quiz Show," we're always going to pay attention when the star goes behind the camera, and his latest project, "The Company You Keep," sounds particularly interesting: an adaptation of a well regarded novel by Neil Gordon, with a script by "The Limey" writer Lem Dobbs, the film will see Redford play an ex-Weather Underground militant who's exposed by a young journalist (Shia LaBoeuf), and forced to go on the run. And now, Redford's looks to have landed one of his contemporaries for a role in the project, one who'll likely bring a little crazy on board.

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