Shia LaBeouf Healed By 'Man Down,' Says Making Film Was 'Like Therapy'

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After controversies and treating alcohol problems, Shia LaBeouf is now back with his new drama thriller movie, Man Down.

LaBeouf is currently working with director, Dito Montiel, who previously worked with him in the 2006 drama A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.

The movie came at the right time according to LaBeouf, and he felt like he’s now back on track.

"He (Montiel) came to my house when I was in a really low place and offered it to me like therapy, like ‘here’s a healing process so we can jump into together and get well,'” LaBeouf  said. LaBeouf plays the role of a traumatized U.S. Marine who is looking for his wife and son. According to Montiel and LaBeouf, the film is not about war but a story about a man who wants to get his son back.

Shia LaBeouf made headlines in the past for yelling from the audience during a Broadway show and wearing a paper bag on his head to a movie premiere. He was also treated for alcohol problems.

But according to LaBeouf, now that he’s back, he only intends to work with people he has connections with.

"I want to work with people that I have a connection with," LaBeouf said. "I think for a while I was chasing the 10 list, right? The 10 directors you want to work with, and that didn’t fare well for me…so I'm trying to make friends now and work with those people."

LaBeouf also said he does his best work when he is surrounded by people who love and support him.

"I do much better with loving, familial environments where you feel like you can fail and the dude will get you on the other side. So I’m trying to make friends now and work with those people."

Val Powell
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