Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood debuted their new romantic fairy tale thriller, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday. Shia's currently shaved head is a far cry from the wild hair that he sports in the movie, in which he also frequently shows off a shirtless toned physique. Evan, who recently revealed her pregnancy, plays a Romanian woman in the film, which takes place almost entirely in Bucharest. Shia's sense of humour shines throughout the bloody, action-packed project. Also making a fun appearance in the movie was Rupert Grint, whose drug-addled aspiring porn star is a very funny departure from Harry Potter's best friend Ron Weasley.
Shia LaBeouf may be taking a break from the promotional tour now that Wall Street 2 has been pushed back, but the actor is still working hard to beef up his resume. And his newest project sounds like a blend of action, romance and a whole lotta violence. In The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, Charlie (LaBeouf) falls for Gabi, who's already been promised to a mob moss. Charlie risks his life to save his love—but if the title is any indication, LaBeouf's chances of making it through the film alive aren't very good.
I'm all for seeing LaBeouf leave the robots and explosions behind, but watching him get bruised and bloodied up doesn't exactly thrill me. Still, maybe the description of the film is undermining what might turn out to be a great love story. So let's focus on that, shall we: who should play LaBeouf's lady love this time around?