Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

Shia LaBeouf Drops Out of ‘Rock The Kasbah’

The self-proclaimed actor that is “not famous anymore” has dropped out of Barry Levinson’s upcoming comedy.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: March 28th, 2014 in Culture » Film » News

Is it possible that Shia LaBeouf’s recent string of stunts perceived by most as a PR campaign or performance art piece is perhaps rooted in authenticity? Is he really on a quest to not be “Famous Anymore”?

After accusations of plagiarism, LaBeouf engaged in a series of unexpected and poorly received apologetic attempts including hiring an airplane to sky-write an apology, tweeting out a series of plagiarized apologies, and staging a performance piece in Los Angeles titled “#IAMSORRY”. Furthermore, he tweeted out the message “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE”, appeared at a red carpet event with the same message scribbled on a paper wag worn over his head, and walked out of a press conference for Las von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’ in which he stars.

Now, it has been confirmed that LaBeouf has dropped out of Barry Levinson’s upcoming film ‘Rock The Kasbah’ co-starring Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Danny McBride, Zooey Deschannel and Kate Hudson.

‘Rock The Kasbah’ follows an “aging rock manager who travels to Afghanistan for a USO tour and winds up representing a young girl competing on a Middle Eastern version of ‘American Idol’,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

LaBeouf is set to appear in ‘Fury’ co-starring Brad Pitt and Logan Lerman in November, but otherwise, has no upcoming projects.

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