Actor Ben Foster Takes Over Role in ‘Orphans’ Left by Shia LaBeouf


We reported earlier that Shia LaBeouf has left the production of Orphans. Deadline is now reporting that actor Ben Foster will be taking on the role that LaBeouf exited.


Shia LaBeouf was starring in what would have been his Broadway debut alongside Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge until yesterday, when the actor dropped out of Lyle Kessler’s play because of creative differences. Now it is Ben Foster (The Messenger) stepping into the fray, taking on LaBeouf’s role of Treat. (For the record, LaBeouf tweeted today: BEN FOSTER IS A BEAST. HE WILL KILL IT.) Foster was front-and-center at Sundance last month, starring as William Burroughs in Kill Your Darlings and as a deputy in Ain’t Them Body Saints.
Previews on Orphans still are set to begin March 19 and opening night is April 7 at the Schoenfeld Theatre.