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Shia LaBeouf's 'Tax Collector' Director Is Responding to Casting Concerns

Shia LaBeouf's 'Tax Collector' Director Is Responding to Casting Concerns

Fans were concerned after seeing the debut trailer for Shia LaBeouf‘s new movie The Tax Collector that he may have been cast to play a Latino character when he is not of Latin descent.

One concerned viewer tweeted at the film’s director, David Ayer, and asked for clarification.

“Hey, really important question that I think you should answer publicly in 2020. Is Shia Lebouf playing a Latino character in Tax Collector? If so, why didn’t you cast a Latin actor?” the Twitter user tweeted.

David responded, “Really important answer – Shia is playing a whiteboy who grew up in the hood. This is a Jewish dude playing a white character. Also the only white dude in the movie.” David also added, “I grew up hood and I’m a whiteboy. Chicano culture is inclusive – I’ve seen whiteys, Asians, Blacks, Filipinos all putting in work for the hood. It’s part of street culture.”

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