LaBeouf is ShoWest tomorrow man


Shia LaBeouf will be honored as male star of tomorrow at ShoWest, the annual film industry convention set for March 12-15 at the Bally's and Paris hotels in Las Vegas.

LaBeouf will next been seen in the DreamWorks thriller "Disturbia," which Paramount Pictures will release April 13. Directed by D.J. Caruso, the film will screen as part of the ShoWest schedule March 13. In the film, LeBeouf plays a boy dealing with his father's accidental death who begins to suspect a neighbor of being a serial killer.

LaBeouf also is appearing in the DreamWorks/Paramount co-production "Transformers," directed by Michael Bay, which will be released July 4, and in Sony Pictures' animated film "Surf's Up," bowing June 8.

He will be presented with the award March 15 at ShoWest's closing-night ceremony.

"His amazing presence onscreen, natural talent and raw energy make him more than deserving of this award and we are honored to be recognizing him," said Mitch Neuhauser, ShoWest co-managing director.

LaBeouf first made a mark on the Disney Channel series "Even Stevens," which won him a Daytime Emmy in 2003 for outstanding performer in a children's series. He then went on to make his big-screen debut starring opposite Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight in "Holes." His credits also include "Constantine," "I, Robot," "The Battle of Shaker Heights," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," "The Greatest Game Ever Played," "Bobby" and "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints."

ShoWest is managed by Nielsen Business Media, parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.