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Shia LaBeouf To Star In The Associate
Based on the John Grisham novel

02 December 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Variety

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Looks like the next time Shia LaBeouf stammers, ‘No no no no no no no no NO!’ in a movie, he’ll have to add, ‘Your Honour’.

For The Beef has just signed on to star in The Associate, the latest movie to be based on a John Grisham novel, along with The Client, The Firm, and The Guy Who Sits Near The Judge And Types Really Fast On That Little Typewriter Thing.

The novel won’t be published until January, but that hasn’t stopped Paramount from snapping up the rights with Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce. Di Bonaventura, of course, has worked with LaBeouf before, on both Transformers films. In fact, it was while working on Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen that di Bonaventura first received the book, and it didn’t take long to persuade his leading man to come on board.

So who is The Associate? Well, he’s a student who’s about to graduate from Yale when he’s manipulated into accepting a position with a prestigious law firm – like The Firm! – and then he’s given privileged information about a massive, massive lawsuit. Uh-oh… time to get your thinking cap on, Shia!

No director is yet attached, but with LaBeouf increasingly hot property, it can only be a matter of time before a heavy-duty helmer attaches himself to the project like a limpet. More as we get it.

 


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well do acho!
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Posted by inkedbeatnik at 17:32 on 02 December 2008 | Report This Post

well do acho!
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well do acho!
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Posted by inkedbeatnik at 17:31 on 02 December 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Shia LaBeouf To Star In The Associate
L: Stewie_Griffin L: inkedbeatnik Disturbia/U-571: both mess with British legacies h? ia off of ndowwas directed by Alfred Hitchcock who was British? Do I win? The real question, though, is how can I connect it all to Kevin Bacon?! More

Posted by Acho at 13:05 on 02 December 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Forget Tom Hanks..
L: inkedbeatnik Disturbia/U-571: both mess with British legacies h? More

Posted by Stewie_Griffin at 12:50 on 02 December 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Shia LaBeouf To Star In The Associate
L: Leeorami 2.0 Does The Beef say 'no no no no no no' a lot then? Like you wouldn't believe! uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8IXCK1EyP4s:D] More

Posted by Acho at 12:07 on 02 December 2008 | Report This Post

Trying too hard
 A few people do seem to be really trying too hard to persuade us that Shia is the next big thing - and I'm really not convinced, I think pretty much any half decent younger actor could have been put into the roles he's done so far and had as good, if not better, results - all he's got going for him, it seems to me, is good connections. I can't imagine myself ever getting excited because there's a new 'Shia LeBeouf film' coming out. More

Posted by Mooncalf at 11:00 on 02 December 2008 | Report This Post

Sounds crap. Does The Beef say 'no no no no no no' a lot then? More

Posted by Leeorami 2.0 at 10:09 on 02 December 2008 | Report This Post

Yay For Shia!
Yet another film in demand for the young Labeouf! The Client was a brilliant film and I'm pretty sure that this one will be good. It sounds great and will bring his excellent talent up a another notch. Good for you, Shia. People want you and be happy for yourself, it's nice to have new people in upcoming movies instead of the same old ones. More

Posted by joanna likes films at 08:57 on 02 December 2008 | Report This Post

Forget Tom Hanks..
In nearly every article read, Shia LeBeouf is called 'the next Tom Hanks'. Possessing neither Hanks eighties charm, nor nineties charisma (or for that matter his noughties hair.) I would like to submit a new name -the new Matthew McConnaughey. Matthew McCounnaghey was often described as 'the next Paul Newman' though he really really wasn't. I like the man, but having blues isn't enough. However: compare his and the Beef's resumes and you find (in a Vincent Price voice) TERRIFYING SIMILARITIES More

Posted by inkedbeatnik at 08:51 on 02 December 2008 | Report This Post

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