LaBeouf’s rep dismisses rumors that the actor’s involvement with the fourth Transformers film is dependent on how much money it will make him.
The story is a complete fabrication. While Shia remains very close with the filmmakers/studio, he was never attached to the fourth installment (nor is he in negotiations at this time). Salary did not impact his decision.
The young actor’s Broadway debut is announced, where he will appear alongside Alec Baldwin in the upcoming revival of the play Orphans, a drama about two brothers who kidnap a wealthy old man. LaBeouf will play the eldest brother who takes care of his weaker sibling in a house in Philadelphia. The play is scheduled to open April 7th.
The actor quits the upcoming Broadway production of Orphans because of “creative differences.” The announcement comes a month before preview performances are set to begin and does not elaborate on what the creative differences may be. He is replaced by Ben Foster.
The actor announces his retirement from public life in a post on Twitter. No further comment is made as to what this retirement will entail.
LaBeouf’s representatives announce that actor is voluntarily receiving treatment for alcohol addiction, making it clear that he is not checked into a rehab facility contrary to previous reports.
He understands that these recent actions are a symptom of a larger health problem and he has taken the first of many necessary steps towards recovery.
TMZ believes that LaBeouf has selected a 12-step program, even obtaining photos of the actor carrying an Alcohol Anonymous book.