Ben Foster has been announced as the replacement for Shia LaBeouf in Broadway production Orphans, following Shia's dramatic walk out.
Foster whose film roles include "3:10 to Yuma" and "The Laramie Project" had auditioned for the revival of Lyle Kessler's play but had ultimately lost the role to Shia
After Shia left the production, which would have marked his Broadway debut on Wednesday, Foster was picked. Shia was full of praise for the choice, tweeting today "Ben Foster is a beast. He will kill it".
Foster has gained in notoritey recently since being cast opposite Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe in Kill Your Darlings, the biopic of the late gay Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.
Ben Foster will replace Shia LaBeouf in Orphans (WENN)
The Orphans casting follows a dramatic 24 hours for the production which saw Shia quit the show yesterday. The star reportedly clashed with co-star Alec Baldwin and has even taken the step of publishing emotional emails sent between him and the 30 Rock star on his official Twitter account.
PR for the show gave a short announcement saying "due to creative differences, the producers of Orphans and Shia LaBeouf will be parting ways and will not be continuing with the production".
The actor posted on his Twitter account some emails that were allegedly sent between himself and Alec Baldwin, who is also in the show. It appears that LaBeouf wrote to the Hollywood A-Lister apologising for something. The young star wrote "a man can tell you he was wrong. That he did wrong. That he planned to. "He can tell you when he is lost. He can apologise, even if sometimes it’s just to put an end to the bickering." Baldwin then replied with "Alec, Im sorry for my part in this dis-agreeable situation".
Here's hoping Ben will stay the course!