added: Wed, Feb 6th '13
From the title alone, you can pretty much guarantee that a few bad things are going to happen to Shia LaBeouf in his new movie "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman." After all, he plays Charlie Countryman -- and if you haven't heard by now, his death is apparently necessary. But before his imminent demise, he's going to fall deeply in love with a mysterious woman in Romania (played by Evan Rachel Wood). And going by this first sneak peek clip from the film, the thought of a simple kiss with his dream girl has turned LaBeouf into a slow-motion running fool. But, hey, this lovesick dude better watch where he's going or his visit with the grim reaper will come sooner than later. Watch the clip, above.
"Charlie Countryman" marks the feature directorial debut of successful commercial helmer Fredrik Bond (you can check out his TV ads here). The film, which also stars Mads Mikkelsen, Melissa Leo, Rupert Grint and Til Schweiger, just had its world premiere at Sundance. It's now headed over to the Berlin International Film Festival this month, where we assume US distributors will start making inquiries.
Obeying the last wish of his deceased mother, young American Charlie travels to Eastern Europe with no plans. He lands in a truly unknown place -- wilder, weirder, and more foreign than he could have ever imagined. Committed to spontaneous, explosive, and instinctive acts, Charlie now finds himself pursuing an equally lost soul named Gabi, a mysterious Romanian woman unable to shake her dark, violent past. (via sundance.org)
directed by Fredrik Bond
starring Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Melissa Leo, Til Schweiger, Rupert Grint, James Buckley
release date 2013