You can call Shia Labeouf a bunch of things and most of them would be accurate. He’s crazy, funny, an a**hole, unpredictable, and extremely talented. And the talent is the thing we should be focusing on. He’s an outstanding actor and sometimes people forget that because of all the drama surrounding his personal life.
But it’s going to be difficult to ignore his talent while watching the ‘Man Down‘ trailer at the bottom of this page. In the film, he portrays a U.S. Marine named Gabriel who returns home from war to find America in disarray, and his wife and son are missing. During his search for his family, he struggles with PTSD, and that’s what the trailer shows the most.
The battles going on inside his own head.
Man Down first premiered at the Venice Film Festival a year ago and is finally being released this year. It’s scheduled to come out December 2. Critics are split on this movie so far, but almost all of them praise Shia for his performance.
The movie also stars Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney, Kate Mara, and Clifton Collins Jr. It was directed by Dito Montiel, who worked with Shia in 2006 on A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.
Check out the official synopsis and trailer below…
“When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend Devin Roberts (Jai Courtney), a hardnosed marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son, Jonathan (Charlie Shotwell) and wife, Natalie (Kate Mara). In their search, the two intercept Charles (Clifton Collins), a man carrying vital information about the whereabouts of Gabriel’s family. As we revisit the past, we are guided in unraveling the puzzle of Gabriel’s experience and what will eventually lead us to finding his family.”