Shia LaBeouf, 26, can't stay out of the headlines these days, with starring roles in acclaimed films Lawless, also starring Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Dane DaHann, and Robert Redford's The Company You Keep with Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Chris Cooper, Nick Nolte and Richard Jenkins, as well as a nude frontal shot in the Sigur Ros music video, "Fjogur piano," and talk of drug use and onscreen sex, so Chelsea Handler's irreverant late night talk show, Chelsea Lately, seems the perfect place for the bad boy actor to open up about his on- and off-screen antics.
The latest development in Shia LaBeouf's attempt to establish himself as a member of the Hollywood counterculture involves LaBeouf's admission to dropping acid for "research" on his role in the upcoming mob story, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, also starring Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo, Mads Mikkelsen and Rupert Grint and slated for release at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Lawless reminds us why the good old days weren’t so enviable at all, but it does so in such an aesthetically captivating manner, that we give ourselves over to the narrative willingly — a good thing as this story of dubious, unsung heroes based on the novel The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant, real-life grandson of the protagonists, deserves a unique place in Americana.
Director John Hillcoat's latest violence-ridden drama Lawless, based on the historical novel The Wettest County In The World, premiered last night in Hollywood, California. Leads Guy Pearce and Shia LaBeouf (pictured above) were both there, as well as screenwriter and composer Nick Cave, top dog producer Megan Ellison, and the original author Matt Bondurant himself.
The official red-band trailer has been released for Lawless, the upcoming film directed by John Hillcoat. This prohibition-era film stars Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke as the Bondurant brothers, whose bootlegging business practices are interfered with by Special Agent Charlie Rakes, played by Guy Pearce.
Shia LaBeouf, 26, who is quickly fostering a reputation as a notorious Hollywood bad boy, is explaining how he came to bare all in June of this year in a music video for the Icelandic band, Sigur Ros. "I wrote a fan letter," LaBeouf said of his nudity in the Alma Har'el-directed video for the song, "Fjogur piano.
EXCLUSIVE: 'Lawless' Stars Tom Hardy And Guy Pearce Say It's All About The Script, The Money - And Beating Brad Pitt
Lawless co-stars Tom Hardy and Guy Pearce have no qualms discussing their priorities when picking movie roles. “It’s a number of things. It’s the big three, usually, isn’t it? It’s the character, the script, and the director,” Pearce told Uinterview at the Cannes Film Festival.
James McAvoy, 33, has just kicked off production of his new film, directed by Ned Benson and costarring Jessica Chastain (The Help, The Tree of Life) and William Hurt, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby — a movie that will be released by Myriad Pictures as a double feature in two parts: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her.
Aside from being two of Hollywood's hottest, Oscar-nominated stars, Woody Harrelson and Jessica Chastain can both add "Sexiest Vegetarian" to the list of their accomplishments. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — or PETA, as they are known — put Harrelson and Chastain at the top of their "Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities" list, which is 100 names long! "Both trust their vegan diets to keep their skin camera-ready, their figures svelte, and their consciences clear," PETA writes on their web site.
In Lawless, a new western outlaw film screening at the Cannes Film Festival, actress Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right) plays Bertha Minnix, a peaceful Mennonite woman who catches the wild eye of bootlegger Jack Bondurant, played by Shia LaBeouf.
Hollywood's hottest stars meet up with the world's most creative cinephiles every year in Cannes, and this year's 65th annual Cannes Film Festival is no exception. Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, Jessica Chastain, Ewan McGregor, Jane Fonda, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton (to name a few) have been showing up in outrageous fashion on the Cannes red carpet, and we've got the evidence in our all-new section devoted to the festival.
The typically European-heavy Cannes Festival has no lack of American contenders this year, including John Hillcoat’s star-studded Lawless featuring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska.
By far one of the best dramas from last year, Take Shelter tells the story of Curtis Laforche, a working-class everyman with disturbing visions of the apocalypse. In his sophomore feature, writer-director Jeff Nichols creates a story somewhere between a taut psychological thriller and an uneasy, gothic look at mental illness in rural America.
The Help's Best Supporting Actress nominee Jessica Chastain did not win an individual award (it went instead to her co-star, Octavia Spencer), but she was one of the stars honored for Best Acting Ensemble in a Motion Picture at the 18th Annual SAG Awards.