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Shia LaBeouf is currently working on his latest film, “Borg/McEnroe,” which is a look at the legendary 1980 Wimbledon final between the two all-time tennis greats, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.
LeBeouf plays McEnroe in the film and now we have our first look at LeBeouf as the cantankerous McEnroe, and it looks great.
Here is a close-up from GQ magazine:
And here is a full look at LaBeouf as McEnroe from Splash News:
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Borg won the famous final in five sets, with the fifth set going to 8-6. It was the fifth straight Wimbledon championship for Borg and McEnroe’s first final. McEnroe would win the rematch a year later.
When McEnroe was asked by John Clarke of Vanity Fair about LaBeouf’s casting in the movie, McEnroe confirmed that he had no say in who played him, but noted there were some similarities in their personalities.
“Supposedly he’s crazy,” McEnroe said. “So maybe that works. I’ve never talked to him, so I don’t know how he could play me.”
The movie is scheduled to be released in 2017.