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Shia LaBeouf Drops Out of 'Rock the Kasbah'

March 28, 2014 (2:13 am) GMT
The 'Nymphomaniac' actor was supposed to be Danny McBride's on-screen buddy in the Barry Levinson-directed comedy.
Shia LaBeouf

is no longer among the cast ensemble of "", The Hollywood Reporter learns. The former "" actor, who was entangled in a plagiarism scandal early this year, left the all-star comedy which will be helmed by Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson.

The movie follows Richie Vance, a has-been rock manager who takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan. When he finds himself in Kabul, abandoned, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice and manages her through Afghanistan's version of "", the wildly popular "Afghan Star".

It has an A-list cast like , , , and . LaBeouf was supposed to play part of a military duo with McBride as the other half. The reason of the ex-Disney star's exit is unknown, but rumor says it was an amicable parting.

LaBeouf was last seen in "", but the movie tanked. The sexually-charged drama which was released unrated after getting slapped with NC-17 rating from MPAA could only open to an estimated $175,000 from 22 locations for $7,000 per-location average. He will next appear in David Ayer's war film "" along with , , and .

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