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Shia LaBeouf wishes he was a giant. Then he might not have looked so awkward starring alongside Victoria’s Secret supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in the last “Transformers” movie. Hard to look convincing next to your leading lady when you have to look up to kiss her and not the other way around. Hollywood magic can usually “trick up” an actor’s height onscreen, but there were moments in “Dark of the Moon” that was just, well, awkward.
LaBeouf may still be smarting from that “my girlfriend in the movie is like a foot taller than me” complex because he’s signed on to star as a 20-foot giant in a new movie called “A Giant”.
“A Giant” (the current working title) is from writer Gil Kenan, who will also direct the movie. The storyline finds a broke girl with bad luck in love moving back home with her estranged brother, only to fall for the 20-foot-tall “man-child” who lives next door. LaBeouf will play said freakish man-child.
David Linde, Tory Metzger and Adam Rymer will develop the film under their Lava Bear Films banner, with Universal a likely place for the film to land.
Via : Variety