Shia LaBeouf Returns to The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman


First announced in 2010, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman is back on track with Shia LaBeouf in the lead and commercials director Fredrik Bond now attached to direct, per Variety.

In the film, Charlie Countryman (LaBeouf) was just a normal guy… until he fell in love with the one girl who will probably get him killed. When Charlie meets the absolutely irresistible Gabi she’s already been claimed by Nigel, an insanely violent crime boss with a gang of thugs at his disposal. Armed with little more than his wit and naïve charm, Charlie endures one bruising beat down after another to woo Gabi and keep her out of harm’s way. Finally his exploits of blind valor create such a mess that he’s left with only one way out; to save the girl of his dreams, must Charlie Countryman die?

The film was, at one point, going to be directed by Dante Ariola and, later, was going to have Zac Efron in the lead.

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