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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Shia LaBeouf ‘incompatible with Baldwin’

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf and Alec Baldwin were reportedly involved in a "disagreeable situation", which is why Shia is no longer starring in their Broadway play.

The two stars were due to appear alongside each other in Orphans, while is set to start previewing on March 19. However, following a week of rehearsals it was announced that Shia was no longer involved.

Initially producers blamed "creative differences", but Shia has now used Twitter to give his side of the story.

He titled his post "Creative Differences" and attached several emails which had circulated between him, the play's director Dan Sullivan and Alec.

"I’m too old for disagreeable situations. You’re one hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. You are who you are. You two are incompatible. I should have known it. This one will haunt me. You tried to warn me. You said you were a different breed. I didn’t get it," Dan writes.

Beneath the missive is a message Shia penned to Alec, in which he apologises for their disagreement. Although the exact nature of what happened remains unclear, Shia takes the opportunity to own up to his part in the issue.

"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 writes. "He can apologise, even if sometimes it's just to put an end to the bickering. Alec, I’m sorry for my part of a disagreeable situation."

In another missive posted on the social networking website, Alex replies by saying he "doesn't have an unkind word" to say about Shia.

Tom Sturridge also appears in Orphans, which is about two brothers without parents who become thieves to survive. They eventually kidnap a rich man, but there relationship with him becomes blurred.

"Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. Tom = good dude - good actor (sic)," Shia writes on Twitter, before posting an email he received from the British star.

"I don't understand what has happened here," Tom writes. "Maybe you have had a more enlightening conversation with someone by now. All I can say is that it truly was an honour to work with you... I was stunned by the work you were doing."

Shia and Alec's representatives haven't commented on the reports.

On Monday, Shia told his Twitter followers he had put his hand through a door during rehearsals for the play and had been praised by playwright Lyle Kessler for his dedication to the role.

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