Shia LaBeouf is in talks to join the cast of David Ayer’s upcoming military action thriller Fury, Variety reports. He’d play a military officer serving under Brad Pitt’s Sergeant Wardaddy.
Set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945, Fury follows the battle-hardened Wardaddy, who commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
LaBeouf, who recently starred in Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, can next be seen in Fredrik Bond’s The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.
QED is producing the film with John Leshers Le Grisbi Productions and Ethan Smith. Alex Ott is co-producing the feature with Ayer. Principal photography is set to begin in September 2013 and Columbia anticipates releasing Fury on November 14, 2014.
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