Shia LaBeouf is unrecognizable in full makeup and Greek goddess costume for his role in Francis Ford Coppola’s mysterious Megalopolis movie.
Shia LaBeouf is practically unrecognizable as a Greek goddess in set photos from Megalopolis. LaBeouf lately has made more headlines for the roles he’s lost than those he’s won, recently becoming embroiled in controversy yet again over his alleged firing from Olivia Wilde’s movie Don’t Worry Darling. But the ever-fascinating LaBeouf seems to have now firmly secured a major role in a highly-anticipated movie, signing on for legendary director Francis Ford Coppola’s mysterious epic film Megalopolis.
LaBeouf’s fans have in fact just been treated to their first glimpse of the actor on the set of Megalopolis, and the photos are fascinating to say the least.
In the images (via ET), LaBeouf is nearly unrecognizable in full makeup and wearing the robes and gold headpiece of a Greek goddess as he films on the streets of Atlanta. Check out the pictures of LaBeouf’s mysterious new role by clicking here.
Why Megalopolis Could Be Huge For Shia LaBeouf
It would probably be an understatement to say that LaBeouf could use a role that takes the attention away from his off-set problems and puts it back on his on-screen work. This is especially true after the bad publicity the actor received due to his public beefing with Wilde after his departure from Don’t Worry Darling. And Megalopolis is indeed the movie that could pull this off. It’s not yet known what exactly LaBeouf is playing in Coppola’s mystery-shrouded film, but the fact that his role requires him to dress up in full Greek goddess regalia and run around in the street definitely adds a layer of intrigue to the proceedings.
Rumors of Chaos Have Dogged Megalopolis
LaBeouf obviously is known for bringing a certain measure of chaos to the movies he signs on for (as his Fury co-stars could certainly attest). But Megalopolis apparently would be chaotic even without LaBeouf’s participation, Indeed, recent reports from the film’s Atlanta set claimed the movie’s entire art department walked off, leaving Coppola scrambling to hire new people. Coppola himself later issued a public statement refuting the notion that his film is falling apart around him, saying he’s never worked on a film where he was so happy with the cast, and telling his critics to “just wait and see” what he delivers.
Coppola is obviously no stranger to chaotic film sets, having directed legendarily troubled productions like The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and The Cotton Club. It would seem that Megalopolis is just another case of Coppola doing things his way and having some people perhaps not agree with his methods or be on-board with his creative decisions. Having the unpredictable LaBeouf on-set might arguably only add fuel to the Megalopolis chaos, but given his long experience working with volatile actors like Marlon Brando, it’s sure that Coppola knows just how to handle a “difficult” performer like LaBeouf. And indeed, Coppola might be the perfect director to finally bring a truly great performance out of the Honey Boy star.
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