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Shia LaBeouf quit the Broadway play Orphans this week due to “creative differences,” and proceeded to post emails from the director and cast on Twitter.

LaBeouf’s exit immediately sparked rumors as to what – or who – was behind the move. Fans apparently didn’t have to wait long to solve that mystery.

The actor reportedly clashed with Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge, as well as director Daniel Sullivan, and took to – where else – Twitter to settle the score.

Shia LaBeouf in 2017
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A February 19 email from Sullivan, posted by Shia, allegedly reads:


“I’m too old for disagreeable situations. You’re one hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. You are who you are. You two are incompatible. I should have known it. This one will haunt me.”

“You tried to warn me. You said you were a different breed. I didn’t get it. Dan”

Another email signed “AB” (Alec Baldwin, perhaps?) adds more intrigue:

“SL I’ve been through this before. It’s been a while. And perhaps some of the particulars are different. But it comes down to the fact that what we all do now is critical.”

“Perhaps especially for you. When the change comes, how do we handle it, whether it be good or bad? What do we learn? I don’t have an unkind word to say about you.”

“You have my word. AB”

The Huffington Post has a full slideshow of LaBeouf Tweets on the subject, but clearly whatever went down on the Orphans set was rather contentious.