Shia Labeouf shows off an unusual look in the first photos from the set of Megalopolis, the awaited blockbuster by Francis Ford Coppola that winks at the aesthetics of ancient Rome.
The production of Megalopolis – awaited blockbuster by Francis Ford Coppola – continues between ups and downs, with more or less conflicting news that often comes from the set. Judging by some photos leaked on the net, however, it seems that at least the actors are totally committed to the project and absolutely dedicated to the cause – even at the cost of wearing bizarre and decidedly unlikely looks. Shia LaBeouffor example, has appeared in these hours on set with a outfit which, on the net, it has already earned him the nickname of Goddess Drag.
Megalopolis – Shia LaBeouf is unrecognizable in the first photos from the set
As anticipated by some rumors about the plot, the reference to Rome and the Roman Empire is one of the fundamental themes of Coppola’s complex work, as can also be seen from the look sported by Shia LaBeouf – immortalized in some shots coming directly from the set. A flowing white dress with dizzying gap – reminiscent of a “contemporary” version of a peplum -, showy accessories and golden jewels, very high heels and a typical Roman matron’s hairstyle: these are the details that make up the star’s look and that raise even more the curiosity around a project shrouded in mystery.
According to the words of Coppola – also involved in the project as a screenwriter – Megalopolis will tell a story of political ambition, in which conflicting loves and hopes of some “genius” individuals will collide and merge, against the backdrop of a alternative version of New York, called New Rome. The plot should revolve in particular around the utopian dream of an architect, who will be thwarted by the mayor of the city, a symbol of a modernity incapable of solving its social problems and therefore destined to succumb. Next to Shia LaBeouf will move a choral cast formato da Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Talia Shire, Jason Schwartzman, Grace Vanderwaal, Kathryn Hunter e James Remar. Megalopolis it was supposed to debut on the big screen in the last quarter of 2023, even if an official release date has not currently been set. The project – financed by Coppola himself with 120 million dollars – marks the return of the filmmaker after twelve years (his last effort, Twixtdates back to 2011). Shia LaBeouf instead he is expected at the cinema in a completely different work and far from the “madness” and pomp of Magalopolis, Father Pio by Abel Ferrara, in which he plays the role of the famous saint.
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