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Marilyn Manson Taps Shia LaBeouf to Direct Doc

The Transformers star will chronicle the creation of the shock rocker's next album.

Marilyn Manson is in the studio recording his follow-up to 2009’s The High End Of Low — and he’s hired actor Shia LaBeouf to direct a documentary about the process.

During his appearance on Live With Regis And Kelly, LaBeouf, the star of summer blockbuster the The Transformers, dished on first meeting Manson: “He’s an eccentric human being. He lives in West Hollywood above a liquor store. There are no lights in the room. And there are these big metal doors and he opens the door and he’s in a kimono, a big pink kimono. It’s sort of like a lair. No lights, so you have to use your cell phone to guide you around. We sat and watched movies for a while and talked about what kind of visuals he wanted on his album. Which are all really eccentric ideas. All things I can’t really say out loud because this is morning television.” [Via Blabbermouth]

LaBeouf has the credentials to back up his new project: the Los Angeleno directed the music video for “Marijuana,” a song from Kid Cudi’s Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager, and he also helmed rapper Cage’s “I Never Knew You” video.

No word yet on the title or release date for Manson’s upcoming LP, but it is expected to drop this year. Manson recently released a 26-second teaser for the album – watch it below! The effort, which will drop on Cooking Vinyl Records, is Manson’s first since the departure of drummer Ginger Fish, and Manson’s split with longtime label Interscope Records.

Marilyn Manson album teaser: