Shia LaBeouf Joins Cast of 'The Associate'

Shia LaBeouf has skirted with the wrong side of the law, but now he'll be fighting on the side of justice.

According to Variety, The Beef will play lead in the film adaptation of John Grisham's latest legal thriller, "The Associate." While the novel hasn't yet been published -- it's due out in January 2009 -- we suspect it'll follow a young, idealistic Southern lawyer who takes on corporate America against all odds.

No other cast announcements have been made for "The Associate." LaBeouf was last seen in the techno-thriller " Eagle Eye."

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