And wow, if that isn’t one helluva cast that’s been assembled. Plaza has stood out on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” – and that’s no mean feat, considering the strength and depth of that cast – and has stolen scenes in the likes of “Mystery Team,” “Funny People,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and “Damsels in Distress,” and has upcoming lead roles in “Safety Not Guaranteed” and “The To Do List.” We’re big fans of Plaza here at The Playlist, and it’s great to see that she seems to be getting a wider range of roles than those we're used to seeing her in.
There’s no news of Plaza’s role in the film, but the man with every vowel in his name (Shia LaBeouf, a man after my own heart) will play the eponymous Charlie Countryman and Evan Rachel Wood will take on the female lead, Gabi. Here’s the full synopsis:
Charlie Countryman (LaBeouf) was just a normal guy…until he fell in love with the one girl who will probably get him killed. When Charlie meets the absolutely irresistible Gabi she’s already been claimed by Nigel, an insanely violent crime boss with a gang of thugs at his disposal. Armed with little more than his wit and naïve charm, Charlie endures one bruising beat down after another to woo Gabi and keep her out of harm’s way. Finally his exploits of blind valor create such a mess that he’s left with only one way out; to save the girl of his dreams, must Charlie Countryman die?