Shia LaBeouf is set to join the World War II war flick 'Fury', who already has Brad Pitt attached as the lead. The Hollywood Reporter first announced the story, stating that Shia would be playing one of the five members of an American war group.
The official synopsis of Fury states, "A crew of Americans in Nazi Germany toward the end of World War II embark on a brave mission."
The film is definitely aiming for an awards run with its November 2014 release and with the pedigree so far of the cast and crew as well as the subject matter tackled, it's hard to see how it wouldn't be involved in the awards talk.
LaBeouf most recently quit [or was fired] from the Orphans play on Broadway, but his film career is flourishing. He was most recently seen in the The Company You Keep with Stanley Tucci, and his next film will be 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman'. All of them are indie films, but they're also films with prestigious names attached. In the case of 'Fury', Shia will get a chance to work with Brad Pitt on what is said to be a fantastic script and story - and maybe even be in contention for awards come 2015.