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Shia LaBeouf to Feel 'Fury' in David Ayer's World War II Tank Drama

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April 23, 2013
Source: Variety

Shia LaBeouf

Earlier this month we learned that Brad Pitt would return to World War II in a film called Fury, a drama from End of Watch director David Ayer that follows five crew members of an American Sherman tank called Fury as they head into battle during the final days of the war in 1945 as the Nazi regime begins to collapse. Now casting is underway to fill out the rest of the crew and Variety has word that Shia LaBeouf is in talks to join the team. Those are two pretty big names, so it sounds like this might be quite an impressive ensemble for a film that Ayer wrote himself and already has a November 14th, 2014 release planned.

As Ayer said when this project first came to light, he wants to "bring a fresh execution to the genre. What these men went through is worthy of a complex, honest portrayal. This will have incredible, visceral action and complex rich characters. I plan to bring tank combat to life in a way that lands with a modern audience." Shooting is supposed to begin this fall, so expect the rest of the cast to be finalized very soon. LaBeouf just recently became attached to Spy's Kid with Robert De Niro, but the film doesn't have a writer yet, so there shouldn't be any conflict between these two projects. Sound good?

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  • Xerxexx
    He was pretty good in Lawless, seems like a very interesting role.
  • zey
    Shia with a gun always cracks me up.
    • Reznik
      Could'nt agree more.
    • talkingouttamyass
      That's the "genius" about guns.Even the most unlikely people ,dorks like Shia for example, can use them to a deadly effect.Just point and squeeze the trigger.With a bit of practice anyone can hit a human sized target at close and maybe even a bit further. Other weaponry requires actual skill to be used efficiently. Bows,swords,spears,hell even knives need a lifetime of practice if one wants to be even at average skill level. Unless you are living in a movie. But who still uses Bows,swords,spears and knives ?
      • Xerxexx
        *slowly raises hand*
        • talkingouttamyass
          : D
    • mistermysteryguest
      He looks ridiculous with anything in his hands.
  • BarnabyJones
    what is that photo from?
  • http://twitter.com/Nifty_Films Nifty Films
    I like WW2 based films but casting LaBeouf in it makes me seriously wonder if the director really wants to make a good film. He was 'okay' in Lawless, but I can't think of another role of his that I like. Might give this a chance because of the setting.

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