Taking a cue from Ari Gold in HBO's Entourage, it looks like Shia LaBeouf won't be waiting to the release of Transformers before he seeks out new gigs. With the help of DreamWorks, who LaBeouf has become quite fond of mind you, LaBeouf will return to the thriller genre by reuniting with director D.J. Caruso.
Shia LaBeouf for Eagle Eye
LaBeouf is finalizing a deal to star in Eagle Eye, a role that will have the upcoming actor play a young slacker whose overachieving twin brother has died mysteriously. When the young man returns home, both he and a single mother find they have been framed as terrorists. Forced to become members of a cell that has plans to carry out a political assassination, they must work together to extricate themselves.
Dan McDermott penned the script based on an original idea by Steven Spielberg. Scribe Hillary Seitz is already onboard to rewrite.
Since Disturbia grossed nearly $80 million domestically, LaBeouf and Caruso have both been in high demand. Though Caruso was considering Wolverine, he jumped at the chance to work with Shia again.