Shia LaBeouf was still sporting his medical boot when he joined Robert Redford for TimesTalks in NYC yesterday. The two stars attended the event to discuss their new film, The Company You Keep, with journalist David Carr. Shia and Robert premiered the new film in the Big Apple on Monday alongside their costars Brit Marling and Stanley Tucci. In the film, which is directed by Robert, Shia plays an eager young reporter who assists with an FBI case involving the Weather Underground. During the TimesTalks interview, Shia revealed that he was already familiar with the radical '60s group because he comes "from hippie parents." Check out a trailer for The Company You Keep before the flick hits theaters on April 5.
Shia LaBeouf, who is currently sporting a medical boot due to an ankle injury, dressed up in a suit for the premiere of The Company You Keep at MoMA in NYC last night. He joined his castmates Stanley Tucci and a Viktor & Rolf-clad Brit Marling, as well as director Robert Redford, on the carpet to debut the film ahead of its limited release in the US on Friday. It was a busy day for the injured star, who also made a stop by the Late Show With David Letterman that same day.
Shia's attendance at his The Company You Keep premiere followed his controversial appearance at another opening night recently. Last week, Shia took a front-row seat at the preview performance of Orphans, much to the surprise of his ex-costars Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge. Shia was originally cast in the Broadway show but was replaced by Ben Foster. Shia touched on his dismissal during his interview with David Letterman, noting once again that he left because of "tensions as men" between himself and Alec.
It's been a star-studded few days in Berlin, where Anne Hathaway, James Franco, Rooney Mara, and many more celebs have popped up to premiere their films at the Berlin International Film Festival. Today, Rooney Mara and Jude Law met up in the German capital to present their film, Side Effects. Earlier in the festival, a Chanel-clad Anne linked up with Les Misérables costar Hugh Jackman to promote their hit project. Their costar Amanda Seyfried was pulling double-duty at the festival, where she premiered Les Misérables as well as her upcoming film Lovelace with James Franco and Peter Sarsgaard. Matt Damon dropped by last Friday when he and costar John Krasinski introduced their film, Promised Land. Click through to check out all of the action in Berlin!
Shia LaBeouf and his costars in Nymphomaniac joined director Lars von Trier for a photocall in Cologne, Germany, this morning. Shia, sporting a slicked-back hairdo, smiled for the cameras alongside Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mia Goth, and Stacy Martin. Both Charlotte and Stellan have worked with the controversial director before, but this is Shia's first go-round. His role in the film isn't one for the faint of heart, either. According to reports, Shia's role requires having actual sex for the cameras, as opposed to what's been required in his past movies. He spoke about the unusual requirement in an interview last month. Shia said, "It is what you think it is. There's a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says we're doing it for real. And anything that is 'illegal' will be shot in blurred images. But other than that, everything is happening."
Shia LaBeouf joined costar Robert Redford on the red carpet in Venice today. They premiered The Company You Keep after promoting the project at a photocall earlier in the day. Shia dressed up in a tuxedo for the occasion, and showed off his shorter hair. He'll be back in the spotlight this weekend, when The Company You Keep screens at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.
Shia's moved onto press for his latest film after chatting up Lawless for the last few weeks. Lawless came in second at the box office following its release on Friday. Up next, he'll get to work on Nymphomaniac, which he joked that he auditioned for with his own sex tape during an appearance on Chelsea Lately.
Shia LaBeouf and his Lawless leading lady, Jessica Chastain, teamed up for a Cinema Society screening of their film at NYC's Paley Center for Media. The screening was also sponsored by YSL Beaute, and Jessica was fittingly decked out in a YSL dress with Tom Binns jewelry. She kept up her brand loyalty, wearing a black YSL outfit. In addition to Shia and Jessica, other stars checked out the premiere. Seth Meyers and Chloe Sevigny swung by, as did Patti Smith, Patricia Clarkson, and Melissa Leo. Later on, Shia and Jessica toasted their action movie, which is out Aug. 29, with an afterparty at Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel.
We caught a moment with both stars on the red carpet, and they spoke about how they stuck close to the film's Prohibition-era theme by drinking moonshine after the cameras stopped rolling. Shia viewed drinking as a good bonding experience with the cast, but Jessica didn't really take to it. She told us, "We would drink moonshine — I didn't drink so much moonshine. I like liquor that's sweet, and the moonshine we had down there wasn't so sweet!" Catch more from our interviews with both Shia and Jessica later today on PopSugar Rush.
The guys and girls of Lawless hit the red carpet for a premiere of their movie at the Cannes Film Festival this evening. Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and Guy Pearce appeared on the Croisette in tuxes, while their leading ladies Jessica Chastian and Mia Wasikowska donned gowns. Special guests like Sean Combs and Bérénice Bejo walked the press line as well. Shia, Tom, Jessica, and Mia have had a busy day, chatting up the press and posing for pictures at an a.m. photocall. The film, based on the book The Wettest County in the World, is out in the US on Aug. 31, and the Lawless reviews are so far good.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted premiered yesterday, and Jessica wore Armani Privé for that event alongside costars in the animated picture like Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock.
Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy are two of my favorite rough-around-the-edges actors, and in the trailer for Lawless, we get to see them exercise that quality, but in Depression-era garb. LaBeouf and Hardy play the Bondurant brothers, a pair of siblings who make their money during Prohibition by bootlegging alcohol. The illegal activity doesn't just make them profitable, but it also makes them feel untouchable, until two other men threaten their operation — and lives. One of them is Floyd Banner (Gary Oldman), a gangster who wants control of the Bondurants' supply (anyone else getting a major Nucky Thompson vibe from him?), and the other is an authority played by Guy Pearce, who wants to take down the brothers by any means necessary.
The preview for the movie, which is based on the novel The Wettest County in the World, has a lot going on, and looks like it's going to be a bit more violent than I was expecting (I had chills when the machine gun gets brought out). Still, the acting looks like it may be phenomenal from LaBeouf and his costars, who also include Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska. The movie comes out Aug. 31, so watch the preview after the jump.
Celebrities like Jon Hamm, Shia LaBeouf, and Alessandra Ambrosio got a taste of NYC in LA last night at the launch of (Belvedere) RED in Hollywood. The vodka company brought infamous Big Apple nightclub The Box to the West Coast for the evening, kicking off this weekend's Video Music Awards festivities by celebrating its new partnership with Bono's charity. Chelsea Handler, who is sponsored by the liquor brand, Kellan Lutz, and Audrina Patridge were a few of the other famous faces in the crowd. The mood was lighthearted among most of the attendees, who took in The Box's notoriously quirky burlesque performances, but things ended on a sour note for Shia. The actor arrived to the party hand in hand with his girlfriend, Karolyn Pho, keeping a low profile in a baseball hat pulled down low, but onlookers report that later in the evening, he was escorted out of the party for starting a fight. According to fellow partygoers, Shia had a "meltdown," spitting water on Karolyn and their tablemate Marilyn Manson before being removed from the soiree.
Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and their director Michael Bay brought Transformers: Dark of the Moon to Osaka, Japan, over the weekend. Rosie sported a sexy Marios Schwab dress for the press conference to promote the film, which opens at the end of the month in Japan. It's just the latest stop on an international tour for Shia and Rosie, who also stepped out together in China last week. Their hard work has paid off, since the third Transformers topped $400 million on its opening weekend and even managed to hold second place against record-breaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Rosie touched down at LAX on Sunday, which perhaps means a moment to relax for the model turned actress. She has yet to sign on for another acting gig; though, her first career is going strong. Rosie looks amazing in her Burberry ads wearing nothing but a strategically placed trench coat.