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Aubrey Plaza Joins Shia LaBeouf In 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 29, 2012 1:40 PM
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“The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman” is a film that this writer reported on last week and incurred the wrath of many a commenter by expressing reservations over the casting of Rupert Grint. Well, you won’t find any reservations about this latest bit of casting (or about Grint again – hell hath no fury like a 'Potter' fan scorned) as Aubrey Plaza confirmed to Latino Review that she's joined the cast, alongside Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Til Schweiger, Mads Mikkelsen and Melissa Leo. U.K. readers may also be interested to read that “The Inbetweeners” star James Buckley is also on board.

Mia Wasikowska Makes 'Tracks'; Hilary Swank Goes HBO With 'Mary And Martha'; Rupert Grint Rocks 'CBGB' & More

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 24, 2012 10:26 AM
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Mia Wasikowska has signed on to star in John Curran’s (“The Painted Veil”) new indie “Tracks.” The film will tell the true story of a young woman named Robyn Davidson who traveled 1678 miles through the Australian desert in 1987. It’s an Australian production and will be based on Davidson’s memoirs of the same name, and has already secured distribution down under and in the U.K. (through Momentum Pictures)

First Look: Shia LaBeouf In 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 3:00 PM
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Now that he's exited the "Transformers" franchise, Shia LaBeouf is trying to carve out a new reputation as a respectable, adult lead. He's had hits outside the toy-based series with films like "Disturbia," but the actor's clearly after a little more respect, and he's been making some smart choices of late, with John Hillcoat's "Lawless," which premieres this weekend at Cannes, and Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep" among his upcoming projects.

Exclusive: Thomas Newman Scoring Steven Soderbergh's 'The Bitter Pill'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2012 2:26 PM
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Steven Soderbergh has long made a habit of keeping a wide-ranging roster of regular collaborators to turn to, depending on the needs of whatever project he's working on. And with the cameras now rolling on his next effort "The Bitter Pill" he's taking a step away from the electronic-driven scores by Cliff Martinez and David Holmes of his last two films "Contagion" and "Haywire."

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.

Evan Rachel Wood & Mads Mikkelsen Will Take Part In 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2012 10:58 AM
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It seems the return of Shia LaBeouf to "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" has kicked the movie back into motion. The actor originally joined back in 2010 and was later replaced by Zac Efron, but last month LaBeouf climbed back into the lead less than two weeks later, and two more actors have come aboard with a start date on the horizon.

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.

Commerical Director Frederik Bond To Make Feature Debut Helming Zac Efron's 'Charlie Countryman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 10:02 AM
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Commercial director Frederik Bond has been patiently awaiting the opportunity to make his feature film debut. At various times he's been attached to direct the comc book adaptation "Hack/Slash," the remake of Bong Joon-ho's "The Host" and most recently, the sci-fi flick "Year 12." But it looks like another film will mark his first feature outing.

Zac Efron Attached To Star In 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 8:12 AM
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Exclusive: Founding his own production company (the cheekily titled Ninjas Runnin' Wild), and being courted for a number of intriguing projects over the past year (including the remake of "Snabba Cash"), Zac Efron is set to turn heads in a role that will showcase the actor as we've never quite seen him before.

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