Shia LaBeouf Brad Pitt

David Ayers will direct

With Brad Pitt attached and Sony on board to distribute, WWII-set “Fury” has begun building its ensemble cast with Shia LaBeouf in talks to co-star.

David Ayer is directing the pic from his own script.

The story follows the commander of a Sherman tank and its five-man crew on a mission behind enemy lines in April 1945 as Nazi Germany collapses.

LaBeouf would play a member of the crew.

QED Intl. is producing with John Lesher’s Le Grisbi Prods. and Ethan Smith. Alex Ott is co-producing.

Lensing is set to begin in September with a Nov. 14, 2014, release date set.

LaBeouf currently has the Sony Pictures Classic film “The Company You Keep” in theaters and has wrapped production on Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac.”

He is repped by CAA, John Crosby Management and attorney Matthew Saver.

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