The biopic, Borg/McEnroe, tells the story of the two tennis stars' rivalry in the late '70s and early '80s. While their skill levels equaled each other, their personalities couldn't have been more different. McEnroe was known for his tantrums, while Borg had a calm and emotionless demeanor on the court, making them the perfect foes for the 14 matches in which they faced off against each other.
Like McEnroe, LaBeouf has also been known to have the occasional outburst, and he opened up to Variety in May about identifying with the character.
"[McEnroe and I have] everything in common -- passionate, perfectionist, narcissistic. I'm a bit of a caricature also," LaBeouf said. "You look for parallels in your life, and I'm lucky because there is a lot here ... I'm eager to meet him before we shoot. I got nothing but love and respect for him."