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LaBeouf grabs horror role by Horns

Published 17/03/2011 | 12:22

Shia LaBeouf is turning to horror for his latest film role
Shia LaBeouf is turning to horror for his latest film role

Shia LaBeouf is diving head first into his new role, starring in a movie adaptation of the hit horror novel Horns.

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The Transformers star will play Ig Perrish, a 26-year-old who wakes up after a black-out, hungover, to find horns growing out of his head, and his girlfriend murdered, only to find his horns grow bigger as he investigates the killing.

The story of a man in love driven by horror and vengeance is being adapted for the big screen by In Treatment's Keith Bunin, Variety reports.

Producer Cathy Schulman said: "Shia is an extremely gifted actor who responded to this novel with total enthusiasm from the beginning. We share a passion to bring the iconic character of Ig Perrish to life."

Joe Hill, son of Stephen King, wrote the best-selling book and is to be an executive producer on the project.

The film rights to his debut novel, the New York Times best-seller Heart-Shaped Box, were previously bought by Warner Bros.

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