Updated: Sep 01, 2022 11:22 IST
Washington [US], September 1 (ANI): Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf has joined the cast of Francis Ford Coppola’s upcoming USD 100 million epic feature ‘Megalopolis’.
According to Variety, earlier this month, stories surfaced indicating that the controversial actor was circling a number one function in Coppola’s ardour challenge. Now, with manufacturing slated to start this fall, LaBeouf’s casting has been confirmed.
Also set to affix the image, which already boasts an all-star lineup together with Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight and Laurence Fishburne, are Talia Shire, Jason Schwartzman, Grace VanderWaal, Kathryn Hunter and James Remar.
The screenplay of this movie was penned by Cappola within the 1980s. The plot has remained largely beneath wraps, with the story reportedly set in an alternate actuality model of New York City dubbed ‘New Rome’.
However, the movie’s official logline teases new particulars: “The fate of Rome haunts a modern world unable to solve its own social problems in this epic story of political ambition, genius and conflicted love.”
LaBeouf’s casting comes after the star had been all however blacklisted from Hollywood after musician FKA Twigs, his former romantic associate, filed a lawsuit towards him in 2020 for sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional misery.
The lawsuit alleged a number of incidents of bodily abuse through the couple’s one-year relationship in 2018 and 2019, with the musician claiming LaBeouf at one level almost choked her to demise. The lawsuit is but to go to trial.
After the allegations broke, LaBeouf, who has a historical past of authorized points and arrests, issued an apology, finally left his administration company and reportedly sought inpatient remedy.
Although LaBeouf hasn’t starred in a Hollywood movie since, he’s set to seem in Abel Ferrara’s ‘Padre Pio’, which can open on the Venice Film Festival’s Venice Days part later this summer season.
The ‘Transformers’ actor not too long ago denied director Olivia Wilde’s declare that he was fired from ‘Don’t Worry Darling’. “I quit your film because your actors and I couldn’t find time to rehearse,” LaBeouf stated in an e mail he forwarded to Variety and claimed to have despatched to Wilde, as per the outlet. (ANI)