Shia LaBeouf Joining 'College Republicans' as Young Karl Rove?
Though the actor is currently busy shooting the recently titled, future blockbuster Transformers: The Dark of the Moon, Shia LaBeouf has yet to line up a project following the robot-smashing sequel. While silly quarrels with Frankie Muniz are surely taxing on the actor, there is one project that seems to have caught his eye. 24 Frames says LaBeouf is interested in College Republicans, a story following a young Karl Rove (former White House Deputy Chief of Staff) as he vies for the position of chief campus conservative under the guidance of one Lee Atwater (the late, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee) as his campaign manager.
While his involvement couldn't even considered an attachment to the project, this story is mainly interesting, because this sounds like a spectacular script (written by newcomer Wes Jones) in the same vein as The Social Network (and surely studios are already looking for copycats to duplicate its success). Apparently a lot of actors have expressed interest in both of the lead roles though no names are mentioned. However, one name has been mentioned to work behind the camera with Richard Linklater being somehow linked to the project. For now, the project doesn't have a studio, but Anonymous Content, the company behind the #1 Black Listed script The Beaver which has Jodie Foster directing everyone's favorite racist, Mel Gibson. We'll let you know as soon as we hear any substantial development on the project. Interested?