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Shia LaBeouf, Literal Giant Man-Child

Shia LaBeouf.

Shia LaBeouf took a break from getting roughed up in Vancouver this week to sign on to play a giant in an upcoming romantic comedy, because when you're Shia LaBeouf, sentences like that make complete sense. The lovably candid actor is now attached to star in A Giant (a working title), which "follows a girl, broke and running from a series of bad relationships who moves back home to reconnect with her brother. Instead she forms a relationship with a 20-foot-tall man-chid who lives next door," according to Variety. Oh, it sounds a little weird, and if it went up against a possible BFG movie, we all know where our giant allegiances lie, but it actually might be nice to see a softer, more whimsical side of young LeBeouf. [Variety]

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