Tom Hardy appears to have confirmed that he was knocked out by Shia LaBeouf.
Speculation that the duo came to blows on the set of their latest film The Wettest County In The World emerged after Shia was quoted telling Details magazine that they had a tussle, and Tom "never did that roughhouse stuff with me again".
Now Tom has told Den Of Geek: "I got knocked out by Shia LaBeouf, actually... behind the scenes. He knocked me out sparko. Out cold."
He joked: "He's a bad, bad boy. He is. He's quite intimidating as well. He's a scary dude."
Asked how the altercation began, the Inception star jested: "He just attacked me. He was drinking moonshine. I was wearing a cardigan, and er, went down."
Tom, who has bulked up to play Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, and Transformers star Shia appear as brothers in the big-screen adaptation of Matt Bondurant's novel.