Shia LeBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood talk 'Charlie Countryman'

Shia LeBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood talk 'Charlie Countryman'

by Variety Staff

01/24/2013

Shia LeBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood talk 'Charlie Countryman' (VIDEO)

Director Fredrik Bond's crime drama recently debuted at Sundance

Shia LeBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood stopped by the Variety Studio on Tuesday to discuss Fredrik Bond's new drama "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman." LeBeouf, who plays a guy in love with the girlfriend of a violent crime boss in the Sundance pic, says Matt Drake's Black List script is still the best screenplay he's ever read.

"I was looking for something this vain," he laughs. "(Plus) I've been chasing Evan (Rachel Wood) since I was ten years-old."

Wood added: "This is why the other projects didn't work out. This was meant to be."

Produced by Voltage Pictures and Bona Fide Prods, "Charlie Countryman" marks the feature debut of commercials and music video director Fredrik Bond.

LeBeouf, who had been pursuing the gritty pulp story for years, said he met the Voltage team while shooting Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep."

"Because I met them in this light, they afforded us a lot of control when me and Fredrik got to go in and ask for things we wanted...namely our cast and the way in which we wanted to shoot it and where we wanted to shoot it."

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