US actor Shia LaBeouf is to premiere a short film during the Cannes film festival, where he will walk the red carpet as co-star of the bootlegging drama "Lawless", organisers said on Wednesday.
LaBeouf's film, "Howard Cantour.com", billed as a quirky vision of film critics, will be given a special screening on May 18 at Cannes Critics' Week, a sidebar event to the Palme d'Or race which runs from May 16 to 27.
Mostly known as the star of the blockbuster "Transformers" as well as Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps", LaBeouf has made several forays into filmmaking -- as well as comic book writing.
His directorial debuts include a music video for US rock band Linkin Park, a short made in collaboration with Marilyn Manson for the album "Born Villain", and a short horror mockumentary entitled "Maniac".
LaBeouf stars alongside Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain in "Lawless" by the Australian director John Hillcoat, one of the most-eagerly awaited films of the 2012 Cannes line-up.