Shia LaBeouf stopped by a health restaurant in Los Angeles on Monday as he prepares to make a “comeback” in director Abel Ferrara’s upcoming feature film.
The actor, 35, has kept a book on the life of Italian Saint Padre Pio, after it was revealed he would star in the film focusing on the saint’s younger years.
It appears the project is the first for Shia since his ex-girlfriend FKA twigs, 33, accused him of sexual assault, assault and emotional distress during their nine-month relationship. Shia “denied every” assault allegation.
Outside: Shia LaBeouf (pictured), 35, searched for his next movie role while at a health food store in Los Angeles on Monday, as he prepares to make a ‘comeback’ after the abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend FKA twigs
Shia was wearing a gray t-shirt and shorts, white socks and scruffy tan boots.
He added a circus themed cap and brought rosaries as well as a book based on the life of Italian Saint Padre Pio.
Shia showed off long locks and a scruffy beard, choosing to remove his face mask.
Reading material: A very laid back Shiite held a book on the life of Italian Saint Padre Pio, after it was revealed he will star in the film focusing on the saint’s younger years
It was reported by Variety earlier this month that Abel’s film “will focus on the younger years of Italian Saint Padre Pio”, with Shia portraying Padre in his youth.
“He was very young before he became a saint, so Shia LaBeouf is going to play the monk,” the director explained, adding that hooking Shia as the protagonist means “the project is” ready “to shoot in the very near future. ‘
The unnamed feature film, according to Ferrara, will begin filming “on location in Puglia, located in Italy’s famous heel, at the end of October this year”.
Charges: FKA (pictured), 33, claimed in a CBS This Morning interview with Gayle King that Shia’s emotional and mental lighting eventually evolved into physical abuse
Variety added that “funding for the project could collapse or other logistical hurdles could derail the film” due to its independent production.
MailOnline contacted representatives for Shia for comment at the time.
Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause, after hearing about the Variety report, criticized Ferrara’s decision to give the actor a “returning role.”
Responding to Variety’s Twitter post, the 40-year-old real estate agent wrote: ‘Shoot the dogs. Beat the women. Ummmm I’ll pass.’
She concluded the tweet by sarcastically adding that she was “happy [Shia] got a comeback role though.
The controversial casting comes less than a year after Shia was fired from Don’t Worry Darling and replaced by Harry Styles, apparently due to his “off-putting attitude.”
Return: The actor who has ‘denied every allegation’ has reportedly signed on to star in Abel Ferrara’s upcoming feature film (pictured), despite his ongoing legal issues
Past! Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause, after hearing the news reported by Variety, criticized Ferrara’s decision to give the actor a “returning role”
The actor entered rehab after FKA twigs filed court documents in December claiming he knowingly infected her with an STD and relentlessly abused her.
The couple met on the set of their movie Honey Boy in 2018 and dated for nine months, before going their separate ways in May 2019 over what were then referred to as “conflicting work schedules.”
FKA claimed in a CBS This Morning interview with Gayle King that Shia’s emotional and mental lighting eventually evolved into physical abuse.
“Eventually it got physical,” she said. “There were some instances where he would push me and say, ‘You fell. “And I was getting really confused and I thought maybe I was.
Allegations: The actor entered rehab after FKA twigs filed court documents in December claiming he knowingly infected her with an STD and abused her relentlessly. Photographed in 2018
She recalled a horrific case of alleged abuse of Shia, which involved him threatening to slam his car against a wall while driving on Valentine’s Day in 2019 if she did not confirm his love for him.
Shia LaBeouf responds to the allegations:
“I owe these women the opportunity to release their statements publicly and accept responsibility for what I have done. As a recovering person, I have to deal with almost daily reminders of things I said and did while drinking.
“It has always been easy for me to accept responsibility when my behavior reflects badly on me, but it is much harder to come to terms with knowing that I may have caused great pain to others. . I cannot rewrite history. I can only accept it and work to be better in the future. I am writing this as a sober member of a twelve step program and in therapy for my many failures.
“I am not cured of my PTSD and alcoholism, but I am committed to doing what I need to do to recover, and I will always be sorry for those I may have hurt along the way.”
Twigs accused Shia of terrorizing her at night and claimed that she woke up to find herself strangled multiple times for imaginary slights, such as her claims that she masturbated in bed next to him or that she was secretly plotting to leave him.
“He made me feel like I had no right to joy, basically. This is what it boils down to: I had no right to joy unless it revolves directly around him, ”added FKA.
The songwriter also accused the Nymphomaniac star of knowingly passing on a sexually transmitted disease to him and said that Shia allegedly shot stray dogs he saw while driving in Los Angeles as a form of method. unhealthy acting for her 2020 role The Tax Collector.
The artist said Shia was trying to get into the “state of mind” of her Creeper character, who is described as “a tax collector who works for one of Los Angeles’ biggest gang leaders. “.
“Because I take my art seriously. You don’t support me in my art. That’s what I do. It’s different from singing, ” FKA said of his actions, FKA said, adding that he didn’t ‘just go on stage and do a few moves’. I am in the character ‘.
Shia’s attorney said in court in which the Honey Boy actor “generally and specifically denies every allegation” in FKA’s complaint.
He said he apologized to “those he hurt” but “denied every allegation of assault on the singer and wants her to pay her legal costs.
According to legal documents obtained by People, the Shiites have denied ‘[Barnett] suffered harm or loss as a result of an act or omission on the part of [LaBeouf], and denies that [Barnett] is entitled to any reparation or compensation whatsoever ”.
His lawyers added “none of the alleged acts were based on sex and / or the conduct was not sexual” as they tried to have the allegations of sexual violence dismissed.
The actor also told The New York Times that “many” of the allegations were not true and that he had “no excuses for my alcoholism or my assault, only rationalizations.”
He only partially apologized, saying, “I’ve been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. I have a habit of hurting the people closest to me. I’m ashamed of this story and sorry for those I hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.
The filmmaker also said he owed women “the opportunity to release their statements publicly and accept responsibility for these things that I have done,” according to the NYT.
Shia added that he is currently in therapy and in a 12-step program, although he is “not cured of my PTSD and alcoholism.”
UK Readers: Call the 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Hotline on 0808 2000 247 or visit https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
US Readers: Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or visit www.thehotline.org
Honey Boy: The couple met on the set of their movie Honey Boy in 2018 and dated for nine months, before going their separate ways in May 2019. The former couple are pictured at the Honey Boy premiere in 2019