Date: 22nd February 2013
Shia LaBeouf has pulled out of his forthcoming Broadway debut in Lyle Kessler's play Orphans.
The actor was due to appear opposite Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge when previews begin on 19 March.
Producers have cited "creative differences" as the reason and LaBeouf has since posted emails suggesting he and Alec Baldwin did not get on.
Set in Philadelphia, the story depicts two orphaned brothers who kidnap a wealthy man, played by Baldwin.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, director Daniel Sullivan "became worried" about the actor's "performance choices".
On Wednesday 21 February, LaBeouf tweeted an audition video for Orphans and screenshots of email exchanges between Sullivan, Baldwin and himself.
LaBeouf made an apology to Baldwin for his part of what he described as a "dis-agreeable situation."
Sullivan's response read: "I'm too old for disagreeable situations. You're one hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. You are who you are. You two are incompatible. I should have known it. This one will haunt me. You tried to warn me. You said you were a different breed. I didn't get it."
Source: Press Release
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