We knew Shia LaBeouf was a big movie star and all, but this is ridiculous!
What do you do when you throw in the towel on appearing in giant robot movies? You become a giant yourself, according to Variety.
The "Transformers" star is going for his first truly "quirky" film as he signs on to play the title role in "A Giant," a fantastical romance that follows a young woman who moves back home to reconnect with her brother and forms a relationship with the 20-foot-tall man-child who lives next door.
Yeah, we're still trying to wrap our heads around this one. Shia as a, well, 20-foot-tall man-child? He was apparently in the running to play one of the leads in Fox's "Frankenstein" project but went with this instead. Maybe he wants to get as far from a "tentpole" movie as possible?
Whatever Shia's reasons are for taking on such a strange-sounding gig, we're sure he'll make it interesting with his usual energy and charm. Gil Kenan ("Monster House") will be directing from his own script, with the Henson Company and the newly-formed Lava Bear Films overseeing production.
Shia LaBeouf will next be seen in director John Hillcoat's Depression-era bootlegger tale, "The Wettest County in the World," co-starring Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain, and in Robert Redford's ensemble political thriller, "The Company You Keep."