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Shia LaBeouf is an 'Associate' Hire

Shia LaBeouf is an 'Associate' Hire

Shia LaBeouf will headlline the upcoming legal thriller The Associate, based on John Grisham‘s book of the same name.

According to Variety, the 22-year-old actor will play a student who’s about to graduate from Yale Law School when he’s manipulated into accepting a job at a prestige law firm and given privileged information about a multibillion-dollar lawsuit.

The novel hasn’t even been released yet–it will be published in January by Random House.

ARE YOU EXCITED for another Shia movie — YAY or NAY?

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  • ShiasBellaDonna

    I am excited, I would love to see Shia in a role like this.

  • Kelsi

    YAY!

  • Julie

    I am SO excited! I’ve been craving some new Shia stuff!!

  • Sushi

    Anything with sexy Shia is a YAH!
    He needs to get naked in a film though, now that he’s got the body. In “Bobby” he was all doughy.

  • Nicole

    YES

  • T

    personal life aside he does seem to be a good actor so yes

  • hanna

    so yay! :P

  • Mika

    *Yawn* What is it about Shia starring in really boring, predictable thriller type movies as of late? First Eagle Eye, now a Grisham film. And hasn’t this Grisham movie already been made? With Matt Damon/ Gene Hackman/Tom Cruise (“The Firm” anyone? HELLO??) / GENE friggin HACKMAN (yes him again) & god knows how many other actors-in-Grisham-vehicles I’m forgeting. It doesn’t matter anyway- they’re all the same.

    Love you so much Shia, but looks like this will be another snorefest of yours I will be missing out on. Can’t wait for NY I love you though.

  • lola

    I think Shia is amazing, but I’d like to see him do less mainstream crap. Something more edgey, cause if he does too many bloated mainstream movies like grisham and transformers, he’s going to start to come off like a snoozefest.

    Do an indie, shia, that’s where you’ve always shined best!

  • jen

    YAY! i’d watch shia in anything.

    i’d love for shia to do something more edgy or a dark indie, but i think all those roles go to joe levitt, ryan gosling, emile hirsch etc.

  • gibby

    shia’s gonna be on the run again

  • http://promomami.blogspot.com becca

    sounds like an awesome role!

    i’m still waiting for more news about his role in ‘The Dark Fields’ … I finished reading it a few weeks ago and it was REALLLY good.

  • lala

    Shia will be awesome, i wanna see him do every type of role coz he’s amazing !

  • lebi

    I love him but this sounds like The Firm.

    Is he following the career path of Tom Cruise?

    I guess I would still watch it but I hope he would get edgier roles next time.

    New generation of stars:
    Shia = Tom (action hero), Rpattz = Depp or Ledger (LA is BBM2), Zefron = ??? (really don’t see him as Leo cause he’s too cleancut for my taste)

    Please don’t kill me.

  • agatha

    I AM ALWAYS EXCITED ABOUT SHIA!!
    I LOVE HIM HE IS GREAT ACTOR!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/howtogetmyexback101 Get Your Ex Back

    He is really growing into his own…..

  • Anon

    I love Shia movies!!! He is interesting to watch and he’s really a good young actor. I think both Shia and Emile Hirsh will be around a long time, careerwise. I hope he will settle down in his personal life. He’s had a lot of turbulence growing up, so I understand why he gets wild. Plus, he is young. He’s probably kind of crazy, but I like him.

  • wish

    I love shia LaBeouf in any movie that he choose to do.That what make actors grow.Wish that HC would have gotten it instead of mona lisa.Both i still like both actors whatever they do.

  • mitk

    YAY :D

  • mary

    YAY IM SO EXCITED I LOVE SHIA ROLE PLAY IN ALL HIS MOVIES HES A REALLY GOOD ACTOR. I LOVE YOU SHIA!

  • cougar4shia

    Woo HOO a real actual grown up role where he plays a successful college student, budding lawyer.. with very little explosions hopefully and only having to slightly jog vs run full speed (kidding Shia..I love you man).. dare I hope for a sex scene?

    Cannot wait for the book or the movie!

  • miss wheeler

    100% yay,awesome

  • roonie

    HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    sexyy mann <3

  • OH SNAP

    damn thats my baby daddy jk
    no but i cant wait to see him in this role he’ll be great

  • I

    Yaaaaaayyyy!!:)
    I can’t way:) (scream)

  • lover

    can’t wait :):):) everything shia’s in its awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am so excited to watch “new york i love you”! I LOVE SHIA HE’S SUCH A GREAT ACTORRR AND REALLY SEXXXY!!!!

  • nicki

    i love shia and i love john grisham’s work..so that would be a perfect combo to me =]

  • yechelle

    Well, i remembered this skinny guy who used to drive a taxi for john constantine. now look at him. his not as ‘that’ skinny anymore! YAY! i wanna see another shia growing tall and sexier….

  • BREEE

    AHH! YESS! lovee shia!!!

    im soo excited!

    TRANSFORMERS JUNE 26TH!

  • ALEXNEY

    YEEAHH!! I’M VERY EXITED TO SEE THIS GREAT ACTOR ON ACTION AGAIN!

  • accidentlyprone

    i think shia would absolutely shine in a movie of this calibur, to be working on a script based on a john grisham novel…a blessing…such has every single actor (or actress) tom cruise/ gene hackman notwitstanding…lol. debatable…i agree…that has worked on a film of his novels. i see him as a person who grows, no matter what script has been thrown at him and he fits the calibur of actor these types of films have spawned…i somehow dont think hes the teenybopper zac ephron-type fad that seems to go away after a time…he has consistanly done movies that have me thinking he grows within the role, the message is the same each time, and everything shia has done has told me that this perfectly fits HIS sense of acting-no matter the genre, whatever it takes, it just shows me that hes willing to challenge barriers and challenge his learning as an actor to accept these type of roles he can bring alive and grow along with…vehicle or not, the choice is made to make another movie and believe in the message of the film itself…in other words: HELL YA I CANT WAIT lol…bring it on cant wait for the book too

  • agatha

    yessssssssssssssssssss

  • http://dontwantone encino girl

    yay it’s so awesome that he’ll be starring in another
    awesome thriller cause I just love eagle eye and watched it
    three times!

    and it’s awesome that you people are saying nice things about
    him for once!

    so yay for shia and yay for everyone on this site!

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