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Shia LaBeouf may play cops and robbers with The Road director John Hillcoat

08.12.2010

When Shia LaBeouf finishes his third time playing with Michael Bay's big noisy toys, he seems to have plenty of choices, including a couple of Tony Scott projects, and a "romantic action" story called THE NECESSARY DEATH OF CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN.

Perhaps more interesting, however, is a potential pairing with director John Hillcoat (THE ROAD, THE PROPOSITION). Shia and the filmmaker are considering TRIPLE NINE, a crime thriller and hot script from Matt Cooke.

According to The Wrap: "The story concerns a group of crooked cops planning a major heist who realize they must shoot one of their own in order to get away with it. The lead character is an upstanding young officer who they choose as their victim."

(999 is the police call code for officer requires urgent assistance.)

Kid Beefy and Hillcoat previously tried to team up on the Nick Cave-penned period crime tale THE PROMISED LAND (an adaptation of Matt Bondurant's novel "The Wettest County In The World"), but that apparently fell apart earlier in the year.

Extra Tidbit: I almost totally forgot Shia was in DUMB AND DUMBERER and CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE. Kid's come a long way...
Source: The Wrap

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