Shia LaBeouf To Get Into US Pilot’s Garb For Oliver Stone’s Pinkville

December 31st, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  


Previously in 2007, Stone was eager to start work on the film Pinkville with a cast like Bruce Willis, Michael Pena, Michael Pitt, Woody Harrelson, Xzinit, Cam Gigandet, Jason Behr, Toby Jones and Channing Tatum. Now the buzz is LaBeouf will step in Tatum’s shoes if the film is made. Oliver Stone had to abandon the project at that time due to the Writers Guild strike but the subject of the masscare has always intrigued him.

Shia has shown quite an interest to portray the role of the helicopter pilot of the US Army, Hugh Thompson. He will investigate the killing of the unarmed civilians of Vietnam by the US soldiers after discovering piles of bodies in the ditches of the hamlet of My Lai. In the 1968 massacre, around 500 helpless civilians got killed along with two dozen US soldiers. Thompson when reported this incident to his superiors he was flaked but later on was given the Soldier’s Medal for putting an end to it.

It is not known when the project will go on floor but LaBeouf’s interest to be part of the project also raise from the fact that his father was a Vietnam veteran as a helicopter pilot.

–Sampurn Wire

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