The 26-year-old Shia LaBeouf quit the theatrical revival of “Orphans” in New York City over ‘creative differences,’ according to a press release.
LaBeouf quits the production a month before previews on March 19 and its opening day on April 7 at the Schoenfeld Theater. The Daniel Sullivan-directed play also stars Alec Baldwin.
The “Indiana Jones” actor has recently expressed his preference for independent projects over blockbusters, coming a long way since his mainstream debut on Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens.”
He told The Hollywood Reporter last August that the conditions for big-budget films were limiting. “All I’m really trying to say in the most politically sensible way is, ‘Thank you so much for giving me the opportunities, I would just like to make movies about people now.’ That’s it.,” he says.
LaBeouf’s indie film favoritism also landed him some trouble in the romance department after he split with long-time girlfriend for allegedly choosing a role in “Nymphomaniac” over her.
While the reasons for his Broadway departure were not explained in detail, there was also no announcement of a replacement.
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