Shia LaBeouf tweets backstage drama with Alec Baldwin
Shia LeBouf attends "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" premiere during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 21, 2013, in Park City, Utah. / Jason Merritt/Getty Images
All that behind-the-scenes drama has now taken center stage.
Shia LaBeouf posted a series of emails on his Twitter account Thursday detailing tense exchanges with Alec Baldwin and the director of the Broadway play "Orphans."
LaBeouf was originally supposed to star alongside Baldwin in "Orphans," but it was revealed Wednesday that the 26-year-old "Transformers" star would instead leave the production immediately over what the show's producers called "creative differences."
Apparently LaBeouf wants those "creative differences" made public:
creative differences twitter.com/thecampaignboo...— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 20, 2013
"My father was a drug dealer...but he was a man," LaBeouf writes in one of the emails to Baldwin before listing qualities he defines in a man, one of them being the ability to apologize. "Alec, I'm sorry for my part of a dis-agreeable situation," LaBeouf went on to write.
"I'm too old for disagreeable situations...Alec is who he is. you are who you are. [sic] you two are incompatible," "Orphans" director Daniel Sullivan writes in another exchange. "This one will haunt me. you tried to warn me. you said you were a different breed. I didn't get it."
Baldwin, too, appears to weigh in on the dispute. "SL I've been through this before...I don't have an unkind word to say about you. You have my word. AB," reads another one of the emails.
In addition to these posts, LaBeouf has also tweeted out a series of quotes about acting from several playwrights, including David Mamet as well as a message of condolence from British actor Tom Sturridge, one of the stars of "Orphans."
The play centers around two orphaned brothers living in a decrepit Philadelphia row house who decide to kidnap a wealthy man. LaBeouf was supposed to play one of the brothers with Baldwin portraying the target.
It has since been announced that actor Ben Foster -- known for the films "Contraband" and "The Messenger" -- will be replacing LaBeouf in the role.
"Orphans" opens March 19 at the Schoenfeld Theatre.
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