Olivia Wilde fires Shia LaBeouf from “Don’t Worry Darling”

A Variety report claims that LaBeouf “showed bad behavior” in Wilde’s new film and “that his style clashed with the cast and crew.”

In late April, news emerged that Olivia Wilde played Florence Pugh and Shia LaBeouf as the lead in the psychological thriller “Don’t Worry Darling,” her long-awaited second feature-length directorial effort after Booksmart’s breakthrough success. By September, LaBeouf had been replaced by Harry Styles as the lead male role in the film. A deadline reported at the time LaBeouf “left the project due to a scheduling conflict,” but a new Variety report claims Wilde fired LaBeouf from the project due to alleged misconduct.

As Variety reports: “In September, LaBeouf was officially removed from the project. Instead, studio sources announced he would be replaced by Harry Styles, citing a scheduling conflict. Turns out that wasn’t the whole story. Variety has learned that LaBeouf has been kicked out of the film. Although the shooting had not yet begun when LaBeouf left, insiders from the project say LaBeouf showed bad behavior and that his style clashed with the cast and crew, including Wilde, who eventually fired him.

“It’s not an easy guy with him,” a source close to “Don’t Worry Darling” told Variety, adding that the actor “rejected” Wilde and other members of the cast and crew. The source noted that Wilde is “known for making collaborative sets with a zero asshole.”

LaBeouf’s alleged shooting from the movie “Don’t Worry Darling” happened about three months before singer and actress FKA Twigs filed a lawsuit against LaBeouf for alleged sexual battery and abuse. FKA Twigs starred alongside LaBeouf in the film “Honey Boy,” and the two artists have been out for about a year. The lawsuit accuses LaBeouf of violent assaults, including strangulation and of knowingly giving twins FKA sexually transmitted diseases, among other allegations. Wilde was one of several women in Hollywood to show support for FKA Twigs on social media.

Following the lawsuit, Netflix removed LaBeouf’s name from the pages of the FYC awards campaign for the upcoming drama “Pieces of a Woman”. The film, directed by Kornél Mundruczó, stars LaBeouf alongside Vanessa Kirby, who won the Best Actress award at the Venice Film Festival and is widely considered a leading Oscar nominee.

“These are serious allegations that were difficult to read,” Mundruczó told Variety in his first statement referring to the LaBeouf lawsuit. “My heart was full of sadness and grief reading the bills. I believe all people should feel like they can come forward and tell their truth. I’m standing by you. We are proud that the film focuses on the complexity and beauty of women’s travel. Our focus remains to shed light on our deeply personal story. “

IndieWire contacted representatives of Wilde and LaBeouf for further comment on the actor’s alleged shooting from the movie “Don’t Worry Darling”. Head to Variety to read more from the report.

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