Shia LaBeouf to star in new Grisham thriller

Shia LaBeouf has been tapped to play the title role in the bigscreen version of John Grisham’s upcoming legal thriller “The Associate”.

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.


The novel, Grisham’s first legal thriller since 2005’s “The Broker,” will be published in January.


Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who worked on the Grisham films “A Time to Kill” and “The Client,” will produce the picture.