As a twelve year old, I was absolutely positive that Shia LaBeouf was my soulmate—no one else. But now that some time has passed, I can see that, okay perhaps I was wrong. However, that doesn’t mean I appreciate him any less and genuinely believe he’s a pretty brilliant young actor who has just made one too many Transformers movies. But it’s been a good year for ol’ LaBeouf! We’ve seen him shoot em up with Tom Hardy in Lawless, get naked for Sigur Ros, and in April he’ll be starring alongside Robert Redford in The Company You Keep. Not to mention, next year we’ll probably get a few more naked Shia moments when we finally get to see long-awaited odyssey, The Nymphomaniac from Lars von Trier. But this week, another one of his films will premiere at Sundance, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, in which he stars alongside Evan Rachel Wood. The film follows:
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?
Check out the new image from the film and while you’re here, watch the violently sinister short film, Maniac that LaBeouf directed last year starring Kid Cudi. It’s weird. Obviously.