Shia LaBeouf ditching Y: The Last Man?

DJ Caruso might need a new actor…

For a long time, it looked like DJ Caruso would recruit his old Disturbia/Eagle Eye mucker Shia LaBeouf for the lead in Y: The Last Man. Now? Not so much.

While both Caruso and LaBeouf have talked up the possibility in the past, the actor has now told Wizard magazine that he’s not considering the part right now, mostly due to playing Sam in Transformers.

How so? Well, Yorick Brown, the male lead – the only male, aside from his monkey, Ampersand – in Y is a wise-cracking bloke thrust into a tough world where every other man has died and he’s surrounded by women.

Switch “women” for “robots” and you have LaBeouf’s argument. “You take Sam and you put a monkey on his shoulder, he says.

"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."

Hhhm… We’re not sure we see the dilemma as, while the characters have some similarities, the stories are vastly different. And Brian K Vaughn’s graphic novel tale, while tough to adapt for the screen, is superb.

Oh, well – either Caruso will talk LaBeouf round or it’ll give him the chance to find and launch some other young actor, or let some other established star have a crack at the role.

[Source: Wizard, via Comingsoon]

Who would you cast as Yorick? Is Shia making a mistake?


    • dregus

      Jun 10th 2009, 8:04

      Who would I cast as Yorick? Joseph Gordon-Levitt, that's who.

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    • weirdr0b0t

      Jun 10th 2009, 9:05

      i was going to say giovanni ribisi, but joseph gordon-levitt gets my call as well

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    • irishbrian

      Jun 10th 2009, 13:43

      What they need is an "american" danny dyer, imho.

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    • tonyr

      Jun 11th 2009, 18:19

      anton yelchin

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    • crowbar990

      Jun 14th 2009, 21:03

      american danny dyer? god man i cant believe your irish, dyer is a horrible cockney piece of c**p and should never be allowed in a film again, stick him onto eastenders and let him rot there for the rest of his sad life....jesus christ, an american danny dyer, im struggling to get my brain around the fact that someone would actually think that thats a good idea...owrite my names danny dyer, welcome to britains ardest men, oh wait im the last man alive, now im britains ardest, like ive always wanted, result!!!

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