It was announced this week that Shia LaBeouf ("Transformers," "Indiana Jones") was fired from his upcoming Broadway role in Orphans.
Ben Foster, who's been in "3:10 to Yuma" and "The Messenger" will replace LaBeouf to star in the show with Alec Baldwin, former "30 Rock" star. (Can I just point out that both LaBeouf and Foster were Disney channel stars growing up? Shia LaBeouf starred in "Even Stevens" while Ben Foster was in "Flash Forward.") It's unclear exactly why LaBeouf was let go, but he took that opportunity to make a graceful exit by tweeting all about it!
Although the tweets have since been deleted, things on the internet have a tendency of staying on the internet. Oops. According to The Los Angeles Times, "LeBeouf tweeted that 'the theater belongs not to the great but to the brash.' His emails to the play's team, including Baldwin, had the tone of gentlemanly apology and showed no rancor." You can read the exchange here, and even though the situation is kind of a bummer, it seemed to have ended on a good note, with LaBeouf wishing Baldwin luck.
Here's the good news: Orphans will still start its previews March 19, and officially open April 7. Yay! Any thoughts about who should replace LaBeouf?