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Brad and Ange 'reach out to Shia'

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly reached out to Shia LaBeouf as he battles personal problems.

Shia ran into trouble while at a production of Cabaret in New York City last month, resulting in him being arrested for disorderly conduct. His representative later confirmed he is getting treatment for alcohol addiction, although he hasn't checked into rehab.

Brad and Shia got to know each other while they were shooting upcoming movie Fury, and the older actor has apparently reached out to the troubled star.

"Brad and Angelina admire anyone who works to turn their life around, so they wanted to offer Shia a helping hand. They understand how hard it can be to kick demons," an insider told the American edition of OK! magazine.

Angelina has been open about her struggles with substances in the past, admitting her early 20s were a difficult time. That has been pushed to the fore again recently, with the publication of a video apparently showing the star under the influence when she was younger. She is said to be considering legal action over its publication.

Fury is set during World War II and Brad and Shia are said to have experienced some difficulties on set. There were claims Shia pulled out his own tooth during shooting and also stopped washing so he could get into character. Apparently Brad has started to wonder if that behaviour was symptomatic of a deeper issue.

"Brad's a positive guy who tries to put good energy out there whenever he can. He loves a success story," the insider said.

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