Shia LaBeouf leaves Barry Levinson's 'Rock the Casbah' with Bill Murray

By Daniel S Levine,

Shia LaBeouf is no longer famous, so he’s dropped out of an all-star comedy titled Rock the Kasbah that Oscar winner Barry Levinson is set to direct.

The movie is set to star Bill Murray as a has-been music manager who goes on an Afghanistan USO tour, where he loses his only client. While stuck there, he meets a young girl with an amazing voice and they compete on the Afghanistan version of American Idol.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, LaBeouf had a supporting role as part of a military duo, paired with Danny McBride. He signed on two weeks after he “retired” from public life. THR’s sources said that it was an amicable decision from LaBeouf and the producers to part ways.

CinemaBlend notes that Kasbah still has Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson and more onboard.

The project will be financed by QED International and Venture Forth with Open Road distributing.

After Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, LaBeouf’s only other acting gig is David Ayer’s World War II tank movie Fury with Brad Pitt.



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