Shia LaBeouf is starring in Disturbia, a thriller being directed by D.J. Caruso for DreamWorks. The project, being produced by the Montecito Picture Co. and Jackie Marcus, is the first to go before cameras since Paramount acquired DreamWorks, saysThe Hollywood Reporter.

Written by Christopher Landon, the story revolves around a troubled high school senior (LaBeouf), still grieving over his father's death, who is sentenced to house arrest after an outburst of anger at school. While at home, he becomes convinced that his neighbor is a serial killer.

Landon wrote the initial script, and Carl Ellsworth, who wrote Red Eye for DreamWorks, did a rewrite. Montecito, which has a first-look deal with DreamWorks, picked up the script as a spec in June.