Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Netflix Has Really Erased Shia LaBeouf from All Promotional Materials for “Pieces of a Woman,” After FKA Twigs Lawsuit


You’re guilty until proven innocent and your life is over. That’s the signal sent to Shia LaBeouf since his ex-girlfriend, FKA Twigs, filed a harassment and abuse lawsuit against him. (Her real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett.)

LaBeouf was dumped from a movie he was supposed to film. But more urgently, he’s been erased by Netflix from all promotional materials for “Pieces of a Woman,” in which he co-stars with Vanessa Kirby and Ellen Burstyn. If there hadn’t been a scandal, LaBeouf would have been promoted for awards season. But that’s all gone. And even in the general advertising, he’s gone.

LaBeouf has also been wiped from the Netflix For Your Consideration campaign for all awards. He’s the only actor in the movie not mentioned at all in any capacity on the page.

“Pieces of a Woman” is not a great movie, and only Burstyn really has a shot at an Oscar nomination. But still, no one really knows the details of what went on between LaBeouf and Barnett. And there’s no way to erase him from the movie completely — although I’m sure the day is coming when that will be possible. It’s a tragic situation for everyone involved.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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