Shia LaBeouf scores career win on Olivia Wilde Drama’s heels

Former Even Stevens child star Shia LaBeouf has become a controversial figure in Hollywood over the years. His latest drama involves his back-and-forth with Olivia Wilde over why he was substituted as the male lead in her upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling in favor of former One Direction member Harry Styles. (LaBeouf told Looper exclusively via email that he was not fired from the film, as Wilde claimed, and sent text messages to back up his claim that it was his decision to leave the project.)

While it can be difficult to gauge if or when actors will return to Hollywood after facing controversy, it seems LaBeouf has now been able to put the past behind him, with reports confirming that the actor has committed to joining a big one new project. And it could spell a big win for his sometimes tumultuous career.

Shia LaBeouf has joined a new movie

Variety confirmed on Aug. 31 that Shia LaBeouf has joined the cast of Francis Ford Coppola’s upcoming feature film Megalopolis, which it called an “epic $100 million feature film.” (With a big name like Coppola at the helm, it can’t be too shabby.) Variety also reports that the cast includes many other well-known actors, from Adam Driver of the “Star Wars” franchise to Laurence Fishburne and Jon Voight . As for the plot, Coppola told the Nob Hill Gazette, “It’s about what kind of world we can live in that’s as close as possible to a harmonious utopia.”

Giant Freakin Robot, which first broke the news in July, noted that “Megalopolis” is a dream Coppola has been working towards for decades. Although it has been reported that LaBeouf will have a starring role in the film, it is not currently known which character it will be, nor is it known what roles the other actors have been cast. It’s interesting that Coppola decided to take a chance on LaBeouf anyway, and additional plot details should shed some light on how lucky that could be.

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Unlike LaBeouf, Wilde has lied deeply since the “Don’t Worry Darling” drama and chose not to make a public statement in response to the blast.