Shia LaBeouf makes headlines for new fight and new movie role

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Shia LaBeouf is back in the news today for two reasons: TMZ has obtained footage of a physical altercation the actor found himself in outside a bar in Vancouver, where he’s now filming Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep. After the man punching LaBeouf is chased off by others, the actor appears to want to go after him but is stopped. If you watch until the end of the sneakily shot video, you get to see a man who appears to come out of nowhere asking LaBeouf if he can hug him. That’s something that would happen in a movie about a movie star who keeps getting into brawls. You can watch the video here. LaBeouf’s publicist declined to comment to EW about the incident.

And what if care more about LaBeouf’s career? Well, EW has confirmed that he’s signed on to star as a 20-foot-tall man-child who forms a relationship with a down-on-her-luck girl next door in a “quirky love story” with the working title A Giant. (Variety first reported the story.) Monster House‘s Gil Kenan will direct his own script. Jim Henson Co. is among the film’s producers.

Here’s a more appropriate video to accompany that bit of news.

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  • Templar

    To me, this guy is just creepy. There’s something not right about him. JMO

    • whatevs

      I agree. Everything about him is d-bag.

    • Chelsea

      I sorta agree…but then I remember him on Even Stevens and love him again.

    • Carrol

      Shia is a tool and probably deserved to be punched

    • Greg

      More like Shia LaScrewed

  • TjDivv

    Shia is a true gentleman. I miss him being a kid on Disney’s Even Stevens. Time sure does fly.

  • sam

    I love shia and think he’s a great actor with superb screen presence.

  • LOL

    America loves crap.

  • larry

    time for rehab

    • Meg

      For the man that attacked him? Yay for reading comprehension.

  • Jane

    Sounds like the “fan” was an idiot. Figures. Vancouver loves to fight. BTW- I’m Canadian.

  • Emily

    I miss the pre-fame Shia LaBeouf from Even Stevens.

  • Bercelious

    You got dropped kid! Likable enough young actor, but something tells me he’s also a drunken wiseacre that deserved what he got.

  • bigtop

    He’s one heck of a good time in the sack…totally versatile, big time rimmer

  • Zach

    If she’s with Bieber, why is she so starstruck?

  • adam

    Shia LaDouche. I don’t see what anyone finds appealing about this guy as an actor. I can’t stand him.

  • Al

    I have him in the dead pool.

  • A

    Selena Gomez is officially a loser. Dating Bieber and being starstruck by this douche?

  • MWC

    And this one is for ruining Indiana Jones FOREVER!!!! And this is for Wall Street Two!!!

  • Steven

    C’mon, guys, edit the articles before posting. I’m an ex-journalist, dumped from the biz for economic reasons, and i miss it, And i can help. Call me. K? Hint: Second to the last graph is pure crap. All kinds of wrong. My j-school wife would fail you. She would.

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