30 November 2007

Georges Seurat & Shia LaBeouf

This may be the first, and last, time these two names are ever mentioned in the same article.

Georges Seurat's mysterious and luminous works on paper were once described as "the most beautiful painter's drawings in existence" and they'll be on display until 7 January 2008 at The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor. HOLLA!

Oh, and I was trying to remember where I even first saw Shia LaBeouf on screen and I think it may've been in the awful Constantine with stupid Keanu Reeves or maybe Dumb and Dumberer?

Anyhoo, Shia, who was born in 1986, has announced plans to make a movie about... are you ready for this?... underground white rapper, Cage. Um, yep, you read right. LaBeouf is looking to play the Def Jux rapper, a.k.a. Chris Palko, in a forthcoming film about the MC's life, according to an article in the December issue of SPIN.

"I have been listening to Cage since I got into hip-hop when I was 12," LaBeouf said. "I grew up on the West Coast listening to a lot of 2Pac and Eazy-E, so when I found out that Cage was white, it was incredible. I'd never heard anything like that."
Um, wow.

After having gained a measure of fame due to his roles in tween hits Holes and the Disney Channel show "Even Stevens", LaBeouf contacted Cage about making a documentary about the rapper, and Cage allowed him to film his tour in 2006.

Talking to SPIN, LaBeouf made it clear that this will be a chance for him to subvert Hollywood's expectations of him as a squeaky clean boy next door, saying,
"It's kind of like how no matter what film De Niro was making, he was always ready to pull Raging Bull out of his back pocket. Cage is my Jake LaMotta."
Yes! Exactly, Shia! It's exactly like that! Seems the movie will also allow LaBeouf to explore themes of delusion and overstatement.

In other news, Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) is working on a script about aleatoric music virtuoso/philosopher and mushroom collector John Cage while Daniel Radcliffe a.k.a. Harry Potter is working on a biopic about gospel singer Byron Cage.

Related: I heart Shia LaBeouf

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

little kid Shia on Freaks & Geeks