After seeing Disturbia, I've become a Shia LaBeouf fan overnight. Apparently, I'm not the only one, because the young actor seems to be everywhere these days. Today, the AP reported that, after much conjecture, LeBeouf will indeed star in Indiana Jones 4. The fourth installment, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett, will start production in June with an eye on a May 2008 release date.
I'm interested to see LaBeouf, who has an incredibly comfortable screen presence, act alongside Blanchett, who is another very natural actor. The pair could rescue what at first sounded like a wholly unnecessary sequel.
LaBeouf, who is probably most famous for the Disney show "Even Stevens," also appears in the new Transformers movie, and he's also hosting "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. I'm glad I like this guy, because it seems like he's going to be hard to escape for a while.