NBC News is reporting that LaBeouf is so sick of studio interference and control, that he is leaving Hollywood for good and is devoting the rest of his career to indie films:
“There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist…You give Terrence Malick a movie like ‘Transformers,’ and he’s f—-d. There’s no way for him to exist in that world.”
LaBeouf says that people like the one behind his upcoming LAWLESS and THE NECESSARY DEATH OF CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN are irreplaceable, and the trust they give the filmmaker is priceless:
“These dudes are a miracle…They give you the money, and they trust you — (unlike the studios, which) give you the money, then get on a plane and come to the set and stick a finger up your a– and chase you around for five months.”
No stranger to outspoken comments, LaBeouf also spoke about former comments he made about his entry of INDIANA JONES, saying that he “deeply regrets” what he said because his words destroyed his relationship with idol Steven Spielberg:
“He told me there’s a time to be a human being and have an opinion, and there’s a time to sell cars…It brought me freedom, but it also killed my spirits because this was a dude I looked up to like a sensei.”
Thankfully, LaBeouf learned his lesson this time around, saying about his new film, “I fought for ‘Lawless.’ I didn’t jump onto anyone else’s coattail and ride their wave.”
LaBeouf’s LAWLESS hits theaters August 29th.