Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Shia LaBeouf wants to play a young Karl Rove in an upcoming comedy?

10.08.2010
100%

Despite starting his career at the ripe age of 10 as a raunchy stand-up comic (seriously - he describes it as, "I was a little kid with a Lenny Bruce mouth. That was the act."), LaBeouf hasn't starred in a comedy since leaving "Even Stevens" on the Disney Channel (though that depends on whether you laugh at TRANSFORMERS 2 enough to consider it a comedy). That may change though as LaBeouf is eyeballing COLLEGE REPUBLICANS, a comedy about the early days of political strategists Karl Rove and Lee Atwater.

The project is currently floating around Hollywood and has attracted a bunch of interest from young actors. The most prominent is LaBeouf who is said to be very interested in starring as Rove in the film. The script from Wes Jones is set up independently but LaBeouf has the clout to get the project made and perhaps prove that he's more than just the kid running from stuff in big action films.

It's also an interesting time for LaBeouf because once he finishes TRANSFORMERS 3, he doesn't have another project lined up. He may be planning to take some well-needed time off that will allow him to select his next role wisely. INDIANA JONES 5 has been talked about but that would just be more of the same. While peers like Jesse Eisenberg are earning raves (and possible Academy Award nominations) for branching out, LaBeouf needs to do the same, but quick.

Extra Tidbit: Though the script is titled COLLEGE REPUBLICANS, Rove actually dropped out of college.
Source: LA Times

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

2:15PM on 10/08/2010

i really like shia

he's an awesome actor who gets shit on too often.. stop the hate, appreciate.
he's an awesome actor who gets shit on too often.. stop the hate, appreciate.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:31PM on 10/08/2010
He needs to go back to his indie roots like A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints.
He needs to go back to his indie roots like A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:15AM on 10/08/2010
This is hilarious.

But.

I worry that this would (accidentally or--worse--otherwise) serve to FAVOR Rove as some kind of misunderstood character.

It's one thing for Matt Damon's THE INFORMANT! type of character, but it's another entirely when you try to parody a gross political figure and ultimately make it seem more like a "tragic misunderstanding" portrait, like Mr. Stone's 'W.'

Tread carefully, Mr. LaBeouf...make us laugh and jeer, not cry and cheer.
This is hilarious.

But.

I worry that this would (accidentally or--worse--otherwise) serve to FAVOR Rove as some kind of misunderstood character.

It's one thing for Matt Damon's THE INFORMANT! type of character, but it's another entirely when you try to parody a gross political figure and ultimately make it seem more like a "tragic misunderstanding" portrait, like Mr. Stone's 'W.'

Tread carefully, Mr. LaBeouf...make us laugh and jeer, not cry and cheer.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:36AM on 10/08/2010

Actaually...

He was hilarious in Even Stevens and he did have a comdeic role afterwards, Dumb & Dumberer in which he was also hilarious.
He was hilarious in Even Stevens and he did have a comdeic role afterwards, Dumb & Dumberer in which he was also hilarious.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:21PM on 10/08/2010
I grew up watching even stevens and still find it hilarious. Cant wait to see him in a comedy.
I grew up watching even stevens and still find it hilarious. Cant wait to see him in a comedy.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting

Movie Hottie Of The Week

More