Thursday 18 December 2014

LaBeouf drops out of Kasbah movie

Published 28/03/2014 | 10:07

Shia LaBeouf has withdrawn from Rock The Kasbah
Shia LaBeouf has withdrawn from Rock The Kasbah

Shia LaBeouf has reportedly pulled out of the movie Rock The Kasbah.

The former Transformers actor was due to play a military man in Barry Levinson's comedy drama, but has now left the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It comes weeks after Shia sparked controversy with his odd behaviour, which included a plagiarism scandal and subsequent performance art installation to apologise, walking out of a press conference for his film Nymphomaniac and wearing a paper bag on his head emblazoned with the words "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE".

Sources have said the 27-year-old's departure from the project was amicable.

Shia, who previously declared he was retiring from public life, doesn't have any other new film roles lined up.

Rock The Kasbah will star Bill Murray as a washed-up music manager trying to find new talent in Afghanistan.

He goes to the country on the USO tour with his last remaining client. When he finds himself abandoned, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice, whom he sneaks back to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, The Afghan Star, Afghanistan's equivalent of American Idol.

Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride and Zooey Deschanel have also signed up.

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