We might be in the middle of a Shia LaBeouf renaissance after the acclaim American Honey is receiving and now this new PTSD thriller Man Down that sees the actor play a returning soldier struggling to cope with normal life. Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Kate Mara round out the cast.
Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints) directs
Synopsis: When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend Devin Roberts (Jai Courtney), a hardnosed marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son, Jonathan (Charlie Shotwell) and wife, Natalie (Kate Mara). In their search, the two intercept Charles (Clifton Collins Jr.), a man carrying vital information about the whereabouts of Gabriel’s family. As we revisit the past, we are guided in unraveling the puzzle of Gabriel’s experience and what will eventually lead us to finding his family. The psychological suspense thriller MAN DOWN also stars Gary Oldman.