Shia LaBeouf has leaned toward the art-house in recent years, with roles in “Nymphomaniac” and “American Honey” marking a sharp contrast to his “Transformers” days. He’ll next be seen in a more conventional film, however: “Man Down,” a new thriller from director Dito Montiel. Watch its new trailer below.
LaBeouf plays a Marine who, after returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, finds himself on the search for his wife (Kate Mara) and son (Charlie Shotwell); he’s aided in that quest by a friend and fellow Marine (Jai Courtney) whose trigger-happy approach to conflict resolution is both a hindrance and a help. LaBeouf’s character is haunted by one wartime experience in particular, which informs his demeanor and behavior throughout the film.
Clifton Collins, Jr. and Gary Oldman also star in “Man Down,” Montiel’s follow-up to “Boulevard.” Lionsgate will release the film in theaters on December 2.