Shia LaBeouf’s ‘Salvable’ Begins Production in Wales in April

The production of Shia LaBeouf-starrer boxing film ‘Salvable’ will begin in Wales in April. The United Kingdom-based music video-directing duo Björn Franklin and Johnny Marchetta are helming the movie, marking their feature debut as directors. Toby Kebbell and James Cosmo are set to star alongside LaBeouf in the crime drama.

The film delves into the life of Sal “The Bull,” a washed-up boxer on the brink of 40, grappling with challenges beyond the boxing ring. With a
life of regrets and fading dreams, Sal’s chance at redemption comes knocking in the form of illegal boxing, introduced by the unexpected return of his old friend, Vince. Sal faces the ultimate dilemma: either seize this shot at resurgence or preserve the bond with his daughter, Molly.

LaBeouf is a part of the cast of Francis Ford Coppola’s upcoming science-fiction epic ‘Megalopolis,’ also starring Adam Driver, Aubrey Plaza, and Dustin Hoffman. The actor’s most recent release is ‘Padre Pio,’ in which he portrayed the titular character, who rises to become one of Catholicism’s revered figures post-WWI during the first free election in Italy. LaBeouf’s credits also include Sean in ‘Pieces of a Woman,’ which depicts the heartbreaking journey of a mother dealing with the aftermath of a home birth tragedy. He starred in David Ayer’s ‘The Tax Collector’ as Creeper and ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ as Tyler.

Kebbell’s recent on-screen appearances include his role as Miles Dale in the science-fiction series ‘For All Mankind’ and Sean Turner in M. Night Shyamalan’s horror series ‘Servant.’ The actor also appeared in projects such as ‘Becoming,’ ‘Bloodshot,’ and ‘Held for Ransom.’ Cosmo’s latest performance is in ‘Six Four,’ in which he portrayed Jim Mackie. He also featured in ‘The Three Musketeers’ as Cardinal Richelieu. His recent credits include roles in productions such as ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,’ ‘My Sailor, My Love,’ and ‘Breath.’

Former Boxing World Champion and the 2023 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Carl Froch is on board to train Kebbell and LaBeouf for the movie. A documentary that provides insight into their training progress is also in the works. Jamie Gamache and Connor O’Hara are producing the movie for Lowkey Films, along with Julien Loeffler and James Kermack for Featuristic Films. Wales, the primary filming location of the movie, earlier hosted the shooting of the upcoming action movies ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’ and ‘The Fall Guy.’

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