I have to be honest with you: probably the only reason I will watch the upcoming thriller Eagle Eye can be summed up in one word (well, possibly two): LaBeouf. Movieholereports that the D.J. Caruso film currently filming in Chicago has added Ethan Embry to their growing cast. Eagle Eye was based off an idea by Steven Spielberg about "a young slacker whose overachieving twin brother has died mysteriously. When the young man returns home, both he and a single mother find they have been framed as terrorists. Forced to become members of a cell that has plans to carry out a political assassination, they must work together to extricate themselves". Spielberg had originally intended to helm the project but instead he headed off to work on Indiana Jones 4. Instead, the film has become a 'Disturbia reunion' with both director and lead together again.

If you watched a lot of teen flicks in the '90s, chances are Embry is a familiar face. Some of his credits include Can't Hardly Wait, Final Destination, Empire Records, and Disturbing Behavior. Now that he's all grown up, he has started to take on slightly "grittier" parts, most recently starring in Vacancy alongside Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson. In Eagle Eye, he will play agent Toby Grant, a government agent who is partnered with Rosario Dawson. The cast also includes Billy Bob Thornton, Michelle Monaghan (MI3), as a single mother on the run, and Madelyn Sweeten (who TV trivia buffs might recognize as Allie from Everybody Loves Raymond). Eagle Eye is set for release on August 8th, 2008.
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