Shia LaBeouf To Star in Grisham's "The Associate"
Posted on Tue Dec 2, 2008 11:44 AM PDT

Shia LaBeouf ShiaAssociate200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Shia LaBeouf has been cast in the lead role of Paramount Pictures' upcoming legal thriller, based on John Grisham's not-yet-published novel "The Associate," Variety reports.

LaBeouf will play a student who's about to graduate from Yale Law School when he's manipulated into accepting a job at a prestige law firm and given privileged information about a multibillion-dollar lawsuit.

The book is set to be published in January. No start date has yet been set for the film.