Shia LaBeouf has just signed on to star in the latest John Grisham novel to film adaptation, The Associate.
This was no decision made by a casting director: Grisham handpicked the Transformers actor himself!
"I think he'll be wonderful!" the author exclaimed. "He's a very talented actor, and he's hot. He's the hottest 22-year-old actor in America, and I think he'll do a wonderful job."
Sounds like someone's got a crush!
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