Shia LaBeouf Is Grisham’s “Associate”

Shia LaBeouf will play the titular role in the film adaptation of John Grisham’s new legal thriller “The Associate” for Paramount Pictures reports Variety.

LaBeouf will play a student who’s about to graduate from Yale Law School when he’s manipulated into accepting a job at a prestige law firm and given privileged information about a multibillion-dollar lawsuit.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing. The novel marks Grisham’s first legal thriller since 2005’s “The Broker” and hits stores in January.