Shia LaBeouf has reportedly signed up to play tennis legend John McEnroe in a new biopic about his rivalry with Swede star Bjorn Borg.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The film is titled Borg/McEnroe and will follow their famous matches during the 70s and 80s.
LaBeouf will star alongside Sverrir Gudnason, who plays Borg, and Stellan Skarsgård who’ll portray Borg’s coach, Lennart Bergelin.
Janus Metz will direct with Ronnie Sandahl on script-writing duties. McEnroe was known for his fiery tantrums and outgoing personality, so in that sense, LeBeouf should fit the role well. Borg/McEnroe will begin filming in August.