Shia LaBeouf looks completely unrecognizable in new role

Shia LaBeouf looks completely unrecognizable in new role

Shia LaBeouf isn't exactly one of the most predictable actors out there. While we have some idea of what each Hollywood Chris (Pratt, Pine, Evans and Hemsworth) are doing at in their careers, LaBeouf has gone in all sorts of directions in the last few years.

The actor has come a long way from his breakout role in Even Stevens, seeing his fair share of blockbuster movies, arthouse films, and controversy. This is, after all, the man who turned up to the red carpet with a bag on his head, with "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE" written on it.

shia labeouf Credit: Getty

In an interview with Esquire last year, he gave us a look into the way he thinks. Opening up about his verbal abuse of two police officers, which was caught on camera in Savannah, Georgia, he said:

"What went on in Georgia was mortifying. White privilege and desperation and disaster. It came from a place of self-centered delusion. It was me trying to absolve myself of guilt for getting arrested. I f***ed up.

"I've got to look at my failures in the face for a while. I need to take ownership of my shit and clean up my side of the street a bit before I can go out there and work again, so I'm trying to stay creative and learn from my mistakes."

shia labeouf Credit: Getty

So what is he up to now?

His latest project, titled The Tax Collector, is tightly under wraps. But while we may not know too much about the plot of the film, we do know that LaBeouf will be sporting a full body tattoo.

A photo of LaBeouf was taken by David Ayer, director of Suicide Squad, who is helming the film. The Tax Collector is set to be released next year, according to Entertainment Weekly, and is billed as an indie thriller.

Ayer teased followers with a photo of the star on Twitter, in which he looks radically different. Just check out those tats:

This isn't the first time that LaBeouf is teaming up with Ayer, as the two worked together on the World War II movie Fury back in 2014, in which Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal and Michael Peña also starred.

In addition to this, co-star Brendan Schaub tweeted a picture earlier this month, including Ayer and LaBeouf in the photo. "2am downtown Los Angeles on set with two of the most brilliant humans I’ve ever been around," Schaub wrote.

Additionally, the actor is also working on a biopic... about himself... in which he plays his own father. The plot of Honey Boy (named after his childhood nickname) involves a child star dealing with his "law-breaking, alcohol-abusing" father.

Back in June, he was photographed in full costume, looking altogether different from the look we tend to expect from the actor:

From the looks of both of these films, LaBeouf isn't settling for any old role, but going for some really out-there choices.

This must be the first case of someone playing their dad in their own biopic, right?