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Scott Caan being lined up to ‘Rock the Kasbah’

Caan is reportedly the leading candidate to replace the errant Shia LeBeouf in Barry Levinson’s latest movie.

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Scott Caan is reportedly in  the advanced stages of negotiations which of all goes well will see him replace Shia LaBeouf in the forthcoming Barry Levinson movie “Rock the Kasbah”.

Caan, who is currently shooting the movie version of “Entourage” while at the same time placing the television screens  in the revamped version of “Hawaii Five-O”.

In ‘Rock the Kasbah’ Scott set against the unyielding background of war-torn Afghanistan Scott will be starring alongside such Hollywood heavies as Bill Murray, Bruce Willis and Kate Hudson. Caan’s fast talking style should settle in well to the role that was originally meant for LaBeouf, playing  a streetwise arms dealer in the war zone of Kabul.

According to reports from the studio LaBeouf exited from the role last week even though ‘Rock the Kasbah’ is already in the preproduction stage, with the joint producer QED International, Venture Forth and Open Road preferring to remain tight lipped on the reasons why.


Scott Caan comes from a showbiz family with a lot of background, with his father, James Caan best-known in the movie industry for playing the part of Sonny Corleone in Godfather One, as well as a variety of other roles over the years. James Caan’s dparents were Jewish immigrants who came to the United States from Germany.

October (born August 23, 1976) is an American actor. He currently stars as Detective Danny “Danno” Williams in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Caan is also known for his recurring role as manager Scott Lavin in the HBO television series Entourage. He was also a part of 1990s rap group The Whooliganz with The Alchemist. The duo went by the names Mad Skillz and Mudfoot, respectively.

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Scott Caan began his professional acting career during the late 1990s, gaining experience through appearing in several independently produced low-budget films with. Scott’s first major motion picture part  during a period was when he played Charlie Tweeder in  the sports drama “ Varsity Blues.”

Over the last few years the standards and the frequency of Scott’s appearances on the small and large screen have increased considerably, with his most high-profile roles being as talent manager Scott Lavin in the HBO television series Entourage, as well as playing the part of Detective Danny “Danno” Williams CBS’ s television series Hawaii Five-0, for which he was a nominee for a Golden Globe Award.

Scott was also a key character in the feature film trilogy Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, and Ocean’, playing alongside George Clooney,  Brad Pitt , Matt Damon and Julia Roberts. His other major high profile role was as a hyperactive car thief in “ Gone in Sixty Seconds” also featuring Nicolas Cage.



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