Actor “Shia LaBeouf” to Star in the Biopic of Padre Pio, Confirmed by Director Abel Ferrara!


Shia LaBeouf, one of Hollywood’s successful as well as controversial actors is all prepared for a comeback in Abel Ferrara’s next movie! Director Abel Ferrara has confirmed that Shia LaBeouf would be seen in the role of the famous saint of Italy, Padre Pio.

But, that’s not it. Willem Dafoe known for his roles in acclaimed films such as The Lighthouse, Platoon, and Antichrist is also on the headlines for sharing the screen space with Shia LaBeouf too. Earlier, Dafoe had also performed in Abel Ferrara’s movies like Sportin’ Life and Siberia.

Read below, to know more about the movie as well as Shia LaBeouf’s controversies.

The Synopsis

In Abel Ferrara’s upcoming film, Shia LaBeouf will be seen as a holy monk Padre Pio who was revered by everyone around the world. Padre Pio belonged in Puglia and his biopic will mainly focus on the saint, his teachings, his works, how he meddled in politics just when World War 1 ended, and a special stigma attached to his name.

Comparing the controversies associated with Shia LaBeouf as well as Padre Pio, it seems that Abel Ferrara has done a good job! What were the things this monk from Italy was involved in? And how did it affect his life and achievements? Well, for that you have to wait for the film!

Casting Shia LaBeouf is indeed risky after the dangerous accusations against him. But Hollywood’s fearless director Abel Ferrara is a risk-taker and we are sure that his hard work and efforts will surely pay off!

The Shooting Locations

Since Padre Pio was from Italy, staying in Puglia most of the shooting locations are in Puglia itself. Shia LaBeouf as the saint will become acquainted with the character of Padre Pio and plans to deliver his best as is revealed by the director himself.

Abel Ferrara has also stated that the shooting of the film will commence from October itself, this year. He has also claimed that this project is “bigger” than any of his past works as the film was on his mind for a long while. He has complete faith in Shia LaBeouf and is optimistic that the film will be appreciated by the audience!

Shia LaBeouf’s Controversy

Shia LaBeouf had taken a break from the Hollywood industry owing to the controversy with his girlfriend last year. In the year December 2020 FKA Twigs, a pop star and then-girlfriend of Shia LaBeouf accused him of sexual and emotional abuse.

According to reports made by Twigs at The New York Times, LaBeouf abused her emotionally, physically, as well as mentally throughout the entire span of their relationship. Twigs had stated that LaBeouf once terrorized her that he would intentionally crash the car they were driving if she didn’t confess her feelings towards him.

On another account, while returning from a trip from a desert LaBeouf charged at Twigs trying to choke her. When she got out of the car LaBeouf stalked and assaulted her, pinning Tewigs against his car and shouting at her.

Upon hearing such accusations against Shia LaBeouf the film’s success remains dicey. For now, let’s hope for the best!


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