The career makeover of Shia LaBeouf has taken another unexpected turn with the announcement that the young actor will make his Broadway debut in the spring alongside Alec Baldwin in a revival of the play "Orphans," a drama about two brothers who kidnap a wealthy older man.
"Orphans" is scheduled to open April 7 at the Schoenfeld Theater in New York. LaBeouf will play the eldest brother who takes care of his weaker sibling in a run-down house in Philadelphia. Their kidnapping plot heads south when their captive turns on them.
Baldwin will play the part of the captive, while the role of the younger brother hasn't been announced.
The play, written by Lyle Kessler, debuted in Los Angeles in 1983 at the Matrix Theatre and went on to an engagement at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre and an off-Broadway run.
A former child actor, LaBeouf rose to fame starring in the "Transformers" action movies and the most recent "Indiana Jones" installment. But the 26-year-old made waves earlier this year by saying that he is swearing off Hollywood blockbusters in favor of riskier, indie-flavor projects.