LeBeouf stars as Kale in the mystery-thriller film, Disturbia. His character is a boy under house arrest who is convinced that his next door neighbor is a serial killer. The director, D.J. Caruso, already had an actor in mind for the part when LeBeouf came in and read for the role:
Shia came in and completely won me over in the very first scene. He was so dynamic and his eyes are so expressive. I thought, he is really going to be accessible. The guys are going to like him and the girls are going to like him because he’s the kind of guy you are going to root for ….