Shia LaBeouf was let go from Olivia Wilde’s next movie Don’t Worry Darling because she wanted to foster a “secure, trusting workplace,” according to Wilde.

In the upcoming psychological thriller with Florence Pugh, LaBeouf was originally slated as Jack Chambers, who is now replaced by Harry Styles.

However, the actor was cut from the project as filming got underway in 2020. At the time, the studio said that his departure was due to a “scheduling dispute,” but Wilde has now clarified that it was actually because of the actor’s “combative” technique.

As a huge admirer of his work, I say this, Wilde said to Variety. “The ethics I require in my projects is not supported by his process. His method appears to call for a combative energy in certain ways, and I don’t think that’s conducive to the best results.

“I think the best approach to get individuals to do their best job is to foster a safe, trustworthy environment. My duty to safeguard the cast and the production comes first and foremost. I have to do it.

LaBeouf’s ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs filed a lawsuit against him shortly after he left the project, accusing him of “relentless abuse” while they were dating. LaBeouf refuted all of the accusations made against him in February 2021, including that he had caused her “any injury or loss.”

On April 17, 2023, in Los Angeles, there will be a trial between LaBeouf and FKA Twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Barnett.