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Shia LaBeouf Joining 'College Republicans' as Young Karl Rove?

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October 8, 2010
Source: 24 Frames

Shia LaBeouf

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?

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  • John
    just another anti-conservative movie that will bash Karl Rove.. at least thats what im guessing.. ive never heard of hollywood putting together anything in favor of conservatives..soo.. ill definitely be missing this 1..
  • W was a delicately put together tale of George W. Bush when everyone said that it would be nothing but liberal bashing. Film makers search for a good story regardless of bias. They tell a tale and try to humanize characters while making the story riveting to the audience. If they made a political propaganda film people would call them out and it would flop; they're heavily scrutinized in these projects from the very inception. I'm sure this will show all sides of the character or they risk a lawsuit for libel.
  • Craig
    Everyone I know seems to hate LaBeouf, but I actually like him. Maybe it's the leftover nostalgia from Even Stevens. (Transformers still sucks, though). #1: You're defending Karl Rove? Really?
  • John Doe
    @#3 DITTO!
  • Zzzzzz ... sounds like a flop. Conservatives will fear it's another GOP-bashathon, and everyone else will likely pass because it just doesn't sound exciting or dramatic. Oooh, Karl Rove, the Early Years! Where can I buy the T-shirt?
  • Kris
    Can we please see Shia in something that's not a serious movie...sheesh he's an alright actor and I like him and everything but give him a Comedy or something...
  • bone
    you are kidding, right??? they are actually going to spend real MONEY to make a movie about politics??? it is going to be a POS....isnt there anything better to waste the $$$ on???

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