Shia LaBeouf ditches The Last Man
Shia LaBeouf must be a popular guy these days, and with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen due out it's sure to stay that way.
However one role he won't be playing is that of the Yorick in Y: The Last Man. He's decided to pass on this one after first being linked with it a couple of years ago.
It was in April 2007 that Shia LaBeouf first said he was interested in playing the lead role in Y: The Last Man. And soon after D.J. Caruso was linked with the directors job too. The comic book that the film is based on, saw a plague kill all male mammals on Earth, except Yorick Brown and his capuchin monkey Ampersand. They are then left in a world populated only by women.
Now though LaBeouf thinks the character is too close to the one he plays in Transformers. And has decided to pass on the role. The quote comes from Coming Soon.
You take Sam and you put a monkey on his shoulder… I don’t know if it’s that big a differential. It seems like he’s the ordinary guy in an extraordinary situation again… I’m not willing to make that movie currently, and may be too old to play the role by the time it does come around.
It does sound like a similar role to others that he has played. And he has just signed up for the Wall Street sequel. Although even in Wall Street, he sounds like the ordinary guy in an extraordinary situation again.
Is there anyone else you'd like to play Yorick Brown in Y: The Last Man?