Shia LaBeouf Might Next Play Young Karl Rove in ‘College Republicans’; Richard Linklater Linked as Potential Director
Posted on Friday, October 8th, 2010 by Adam Quigley
Either Shia LaBeouf has great business sense, or his agent deserves a raise. Since Disturbia, he’s kept a near flawless track record at the box office, continually signing up for movies that, at best, have gone on to be some of the highest grossers of the year, and at worst, still land comfortably at #1 for the weekend. His next film, Transformers: The Dark of the Moon, isn’t likely to change that.
Once Shia’s completed work on Transformers though, he isn’t committed to anything. He’s attached to star in the currently director-less big screen adaption of John Grisham’s legal thriller The Associate, and he’s expressed interest in working with John Hillcoat on a crime drama spec script called Triple Nine, but as of now, he’s without a follow-up.
That doesn’t mean he isn’t eyeing some projects, however. Evidently he’s eager to star in College Republicans, a curious sounding comedy-drama about “a young Karl Rove vying for the position of chief campus conservative under the guidance of one Lee Atwater, who’s his campaign manager”. Read More »