A recent /Film report suggests that director John Hillcoat and star Shia LaBeouf could be teaming up sometime in the near future. The project? Triple Nine, a crime drama written by Matt Cooke, and to be produced by Steve Golin (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Babel). The story, which I must admit is rather intriguing, goes something like this:
A group of crooked cops planning a major heist realize they must shoot one of their own in order to get away with it. The lead character is an upstanding young officer who they choose as their victim.
Warner Bros. is showing the most interest in the project at this point. It is also worth noting that Chris Pine (Star Trek) is eying a role in the film.
Hillcoat last worked on The Road, an overlooked 2009 film that I was very impressed with. He also has The Proposition, an acclaimed western, under his belt. LaBeouf‘s last film was the mega blockbuster Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and currently he is scheduled to appear in only one other film prior to the third Transformers effort: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, which opens on September 24.
Would you like to see Hillcoat and LaBeouf working together?
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