Shia LaBeouf has had a very strange few months; after being accused of plagiarizing the work of a graphic novelist for his short film "Howard Cantor", he went on an apology spree that also seemed to be plagiarized, got into several social media scuffles with other celebrities, and announced his retirement from the public eye. But according to CinemaBlend, that retirement is going to be short lived.
LaBeouf has reportedly signed on for a role in the upcoming Barry Levinson film "Rock The Kasbah", which has already attracted big names such as Danny McBride, Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel and Kate Hudson, as well as the man himself, Bill Murray. The film is on track to begin shooting in June.
According to the synopsis, the story focuses on a magician’s manager who is well past his prime (Murray). During a trip to Afghanistan with a client, he ends up with no money, trapped in a foreign place, and decides to start managing an unknown singer who enters a national singing competition. It hasn't been announced yet what role LaBeouf will play.
The former Disney Channel star announced earlier this month that he would be taking himself out of the spotlight after all the backlash following the release of his short film, which he took down.
"In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life," he wrote on Twitter. Since then, he's been captured on video in a barfight in London and has tweeted things like, "I am not famous anymore."
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