Spielberg Anoints a Star

Shia LaBeouf has two big roles in the can, and could soon be Indiana Jones's son
By Jessica Allen,  Newser User
Posted Mar 23, 2007 3:20 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Wide-eyed child star Shia LaBeouf is making his debut as Hollywood''s next it boy, thanks to Steven Spielberg. The former Disney Channel star has already been cast in Spielberg's upcoming Disturbia and Transformers, and is on the short list to play Harrison Ford's son in the upcoming Indiana Jones revival. 

He's a "young Tom Hanks," says Transformers director Michael Bay. Insiders point out that Spielberg rarely latches on to a single actor–especially one so young. "The pressure is enormous," LaBeouf says. "If I screw up, it's not just me I'm letting down but the modern-day Hitchcock."