Shia LaBeouf Just Had A Movie Script Rejected For A Hilarious Reason

By Britta DeVore | 2 months ago

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Although he got his big break playing the funny, mischievous, and all around cute Louis Stevens on the Disney Channel Original series, Even Stevens, life for actor Shia LaBeouf has been anything but cute and sweet. After starring in several hit films including Disturbia, Holes, and the Transformers franchise, things took a turn for the actor leading him to develop a less than savory reputation among his peers. And now, the Indiana Jones star is making even more waves after sending in his script for a program that seeks to find new writing talent and supply them with a stepping stone into Hollywood.

The Finish Line Script Competition was designed to shine a light on writers from around the globe and allow their voices to be heard. For an entry fee, scribes are promised that their pieces will be read and judged with the chance of not only winning a prize of $1500, but also the opportunity to meet with industry professionals who may be able to help launch their screenwriting careers. A competition set up for those outside of the bright lights of Hollywood, it came as a shock to the team helming the contest that an already successful actor and writer like Shia LaBeouf would be tossing his hat into the ring. Immediately rejecting the Eagle Eye star’s entry, The Finish Line Script Competition took to Twitter to tell other hopefuls they were disgusted by the actor’s behavior. The post assured followers that LaBeouf’s money was refunded and that his script was immediately shot down, adding their mission was to aid new writers to get their first steps into the industry. 

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The script scribing snafu is made even more unbelievable when it’s taken into account that not only has Shia LaBeouf had a long and illustrious career in front of the camera, but also behind it. In 2019, LaBeouf wrote the screenplay for Honey Boy, a story the actor based on his own childhood experiences and relationship with his father. The idea to transfer his early life to script form came to the performer when he was tackling some of his inner demons during a rehab program. Initially writing down his trauma as a form of therapy, the film would turn out to be a hit among critics following its premiere at 2019’s Sundance Film Festival. 

In recent years, LaBeouf’s fall from grace seems to be continuously happening with this latest scandal adding just another strike to the actor’s scoreboard. While starring together in Honey Boy, Shia LaBeouf and musician-actress FKA twigs struck up a romantic relationship, something that would prove to be a huge mistake for the singer-songwriter. In 2020, FKA twigs alleged that during her relationship with LaBeouf, she was put through countless experiences of sexual and physical assault along with emotional trauma. And she isn’t the only ex to come forward with claims. Karolyn Pho, a stylist who also used to be romantically involved with LaBeouf, backed FKA twigs’ allegations asserting that she also faced traumatic happenings with the actor. Meanwhile, the performer again made headlines while filming the Olivia Wilde feature, Don’t Worry Darling, when the filmmaker fired LaBeouf from the project after citing “toxic behavior” on set. With yet another offense, it will be a wonder to see what LaBeouf gets himself into next.