Shia LaBeouf seems to be attempting to move away from the mainstream with his recent choice of roles, and nothing says "I'm not that guy out of 'Transformers' any more" than making a film with Lars Von Trier.
The controversial director stunned Cannes last year when promoting 'Melancholia' by making comments construed as sympathetic to the Nazis (which he explained as a joke).
Most pertinently the director started a vogue in the late 90s and early 00s for depicting real unsimulated sex on screen, starting with his 1998 movie 'The Idiot'.
Given that LaBeouf is starring in a Von Trier movie titled 'Nymphomaniac' he surely must know what he's letting himself in for.
The film will follow the erotic escapades of a nymphomaniac, played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, who recounts her life of hyper-sexual behaviour.
LaBoeuf admitted to MTV News that he could be asked to do it for real on set, saying: "[The movie] is what you think it is. It is Lars von Trier, making a movie about what he's making. For instance, there's a disclaimer at the top of The Script that basically says we're doing it For Real. Everything that is illegal, we'll shoot in blurred images. Other than that, everything is happening.''
He added: ''Whatever is asked. I think we all are. I've seen 'Intimacy.' [Patrice Cherau's film featuring real sex] Lars is talking about something different. ... It's going to be a wild movie.''
The actor even admitted to being a little scared of what the director may ask him to do, saying: ''[Von Trier] is very Dangerous. He's the most Dangerous dude that I've ever showed up for. I'm terrified. I'm so terrified, which is why I have to go. We'll see what happens.''
Well, perhaps you should've thought about that before signing up to a Lars Von Trier film about a nymphomaniac Shia!
However Labeouf did get some practice in recently, going fully nude and engaging in simulated sexual congress for a Sigur Ros video.
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