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Shia LaBeouf and Gary Oldman to star in Man Down

Shia LaBeouf in Transformers

Story by Jack Foley

SHIA LaBeouf and Gary Oldman are to star in psychological thriller, Man Down.

The film will unite them with Emmy® nominee Kate Mara (Netflix’s House of Cards, upcoming The Fantastic Four).

Dito Montiel (A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, Fighting) will direct from a screenplay by Adam Simon (Synapse).

Currently in pre-production, principal photography is scheduled to start on October 30, 2014, in Louisiana.

Man Down tells the story of ahaunted Afghanistan war veteran who attempts to come to terms with his pastwhile searching for his family in a post-apocalyptic America.

Producer Dawn Kranz commented: “When I read this script for the first time I knew it was something very special. We are so thrilled to be able to have put together such an exemplary cast with an outstanding Director to tell the story.”

Montiel made his feature film debut with A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, based on his best-selling memoir of the same name with Robert Downey Jr., Shia LaBeouf and Channing Tatum. He won the Directing Award and Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

He has also directed Fighting and The Son Of No One, both starring Tatum and the latter of which closed the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, as well as Empire State. His most recent film Boulevard, featuring Robin Williams, premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

LaBeouf is known to audiences for his performance as Sam Witwicky in Michael Bay’s mega blockbuster franchise, Transformers. He will next be seen in Columbia Pictures’ Fury with Brad Pitt.

Oldman can currently be seen in box office hit Dawn Of The Planet of The Apes. His iconic roles include playing Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy opposite Christian Bale as well as Sirius Black in Warner Bros. multi-billion Harry Potter franchise.

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