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Shia Labeouf has signed on to lead Dante Ariola’s “romantic actioner” The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. Written by Matt Drake, Countryman centers on Charlie (Labeouf), a charming gent who falls in love with a girl who’s past association with an “insanely violent crime boss with a gang of thugs at his disposal,” proves slightly hazardous to Charlie’s health. However, Charlie’s willingness to keep getting his ass kicked in an attempt to woo Gabi may lead him to having his heart literally broken.
The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman will be the feature film debut of Ariola, whose previous work includes commercials for Coca-Cola, Levi’s, Nike, Hp, and PlayStation. Drake’s script for Countryman was on the 2007 Black List (list of the best unproduced screenplay in Hollywood). Labeouf will next be seen in theaters this September in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. »
- Matt Goldberg
Shia Labeouf to star as Charlie CountrymanShia Labeouf,one of Hollywood's most sought after young actors will star in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman for Mandate Pictures. Dante Ariola will direct the romantic actioner from an original screenplay by Matt Drake. Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa of Bona Fide Productions will produce along with William Horberg. Dean Parisot and Mandate president Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Bona Fide's Carlo Martinelli will serve as a co-producer. Lawrence Grey will oversee the project on behalf of the company. Mandate has the film on the fast track toward a fall 2010 production. Lionsgate is launching international sales in Cannes next month.
Synopsis: 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 »
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