COPENHAGEN- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Transformers 2 star Shia LaBeouf has been accused once more of ‘borrowing’ someone else’s work: in this case Michael Fassbender‘s Old Boy.
The young actor faced accusations of creative theft following a screening of Lars Von Trier’s new 4 hour nookie fest Nymphomaniac in Copenhagen. Critics who saw the film are under strict embargo but one of them phoned Studio Exec with this story, telling us the embargo doesn’t count if you don’t give your name. Richard Brody of the New Yorker whispered:
Shia’s dingly-dangly is an exact replica of Michael Fassbender’s love tube in the Steve McQueen film Shame. It’s like a sand worm from Dune. I’m not saying he outright stole it, but if Fassbender doesn’t have a ‘Special Thanks to…’ credit, then things are very rum.
The accusations come at a time when Shia LaBeouf was already fielding claims that his new short film was less original than by all rights it ought to have been. He denied the charges. ‘This is what happens when someone has a larger than average package. Everyone wants to jump on it,’ said the Lawless star.
Michael Fassbender – who is currently winning plaudits in 12 Years a Slave – said that he was ‘flattered and slightly engorged’.
Shia will be released in 2015.