After stalling for almost a year, the action comedy “The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman” is picking up steam again at Voltage Productions and Bona Fide Productions reports Variety.
Shia LaBeouf was attached to the lead role back in 2010 but scheduling issues kept him from starring. The project was briefly setup at Mandate Pictures last year when Zac Efron became linked.
Mandate has now been replaced by Voltage and Efron is out. With LaBeouf’s schedule now clear, the actor is following through with his original plan to star.
Matt Drake (“Project X”) penned the Black List script which follows a young man named Charlie who, after the death of his mother, heads to Europe to find himself. There, he meets a girl and falls in love.
Catch is she’s the girlfriend of an insanely violent crime boss with a gang of thugs at his disposal. However that won’t deter Charlie who endures one bruising beat down after another to woo the girl.
Bill Horberg, Craig J. Flores, Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa will produce while commercials helmer Fredrik Bond is attached to direct. Shooting kicks off early May in Eastern Europe.