Shia LaBeouf & Jesse Eisenberg Join Todd Phillips' 'Arms & The Dudes'

September 4, 2014
Source: Deadline

Jesse Eisenberg / Shia LaBeouf

The Hangover franchise director Todd Phillips has been developing a comedic drama called Arms & The Dudes for a couple years now at his Green Hat Banner, but now the project is part of a new partnership the filmmaker has with actor Bradley Cooper. The two are teaming to produce the film, based on a Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson, about two stoners living in Miami Beach who become big-time arms dealers with a $300 million contract to supply weapons for its allies in Afghanistan. And now Deadline reports Shia LaBeouf and Jesse Eisenberg will play the lead roles in the film set at Warner Bros. Pictures. Read on!

While the two found fast success as arms dealers, they also found themselves in trouble abroad and in the United States with the Pentagon, quickly learning that they were absolutely out of their league. This likely won't be a straight-up comedy like Phillips has done before, and might be something more akin to Pain & Gain or a Coen Brothers comedy. Eisenberg and LaBeouf seem like the perfect team for this film, and it's a wonder they haven't been paired up before. We're mostly interested to see what Phillips can do outside of frat boy comedies, especially with two actors as good as LaBeouf and Eisenberg.

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments


So Hollywood is giving LeBeouf a second chance? I hope not. This project sounds alright though.

DAVIDPD on Sep 4, 2014


Until he addresses his foolish and ridiculous behavior, i dont give a shit about Shia.

Rock n Rollllll on Sep 5, 2014


You don't give a Shia?

TheOct8pus on Sep 5, 2014


Ha, thats better. Damnit, why didnt i think of that?!

Rock n Rollllll on Sep 5, 2014


Wasn't he hitting bottom with some drugs? Didnt he go to rehab for a spell?

Brian Sleider on Sep 5, 2014


I like it.

Xerxexx on Sep 4, 2014


It's a shame they're still giving Shia roles. Seems like he should be in the dog house a little longer. His lack of respect for other artists' work aside, wouldn't his box office draw be pretty hurt by all his shenanigans?

Swanland on Sep 5, 2014

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