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Shia LaBeouf Joins Cast Of Francis Ford Coppola’s New Megalopolis Movie

by Stewart Cole

Shia LaBeouf is among the list of new actors joining the cast of Francis Ford Coppola’s new film Megalopolis. On Wednesday, it was announced (via Variety) that LaBeouf will be one of six actors to star in the film, which has a self-financed budget of $100 million and is described as Coppola’s passion project. The project also stars Coppola’s sister and nephew, Talia Shire (The Godfather) and Jason Schwartzman (The French mission), as well as Grace VanderWaal (Star girl), Kathryn Hunter (The Tragedy of Macbeth), and James Remar (Once upon a time in Hollywood).

The plot of Megalopolis remains largely under wraps, but the film is said to be set in an alternate reality version of New York called “New Rome. In the film, the fate of Rome haunts a modern world that cannot solve its own social problems in it Epic story of political ambition, genius and conflicted love The cast also includes Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight and Laurence Fishburne.

This news comes after a recent string of headlines about LaBeouf, who hasn’t appeared in a high-profile project since being sued in 2020 by his former romantic partner, FKA Twigs. The lawsuit, which has yet to go to trial, accused LaBeouf of sexual assault, battery and infliction of emotional distress, alleging that he physically abused her multiple times and nearly choked her to death. These allegations led to LaBeouf leaving his management agency CAA and reportedly undergoing inpatient treatment.

“I hurt that woman,” LaBeouf said while appearing on Jon Bernthal’s podcast Really. “And in the process of doing that, I hurt a lot of other people and a lot of other people before this woman. I was a pleasure-seeking, selfish, self-centered, dishonest, uncaring, fearful person.”

More recently, conflicting reports have come to light regarding LaBeouf’s exit from Don’t worry dear, the Olivia Wilde-directed film is set to arrive next month. While it was initially reported that LaBeouf was fired due to the aforementioned allegations, he has since denied those allegations and shared emails and texts between himself and Wilde.

What do you think of Shia LaBeouf joining his cast? Megalopolis? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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