The Tax Collector: Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer, Controversy And More

The Tax Collector: Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer, Controversy And More

 Shia LaBeouf and Bobby Soto play ruthless tax collectors in an upcoming crime thriller.

Shia LaBeouf and filmmaker David Ayer are teaming up again in an upcoming crime thriller set on the streets of Los Angeles.

Complete with gangs, guns, and a deadly crime lord rivalry, 'The Tax Collector' is set to hit the theaters next month.

Find out everything you need to know about the upcoming film here. 

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What Is The Plot of  'The Tax Collector'?

'The Tax Collector' follows the story of Family man David (Soto) and his longtime partner, Creeper (LaBeouf), who are both ruthless "tax collectors" for the crime big boss Wizard. Their task is to collect cuts from the profits of the local gangs' illegal activities. Things were doing well until Wizard's rival returns from Mexico. The business turned into a deadly war, and the two are forced to protect what matters to them the most.

Unfortunately for David, that means his family. Soon, David finds himself in a desperate attempt to keep his family safe.

Is There An Official Trailer For   'The Tax Collector'?

Big YES! Here's the official trailer for the upcoming crime thriller.


When Is The Release Date Of 'The Tax Collector'?

'The Tax Collector' is set to hit theaters, on-demand and digital on August 7.

The film was already completed since last year. 

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Who Will Be In The Cast Of 'The Tax Collector'?

Bobby Soto will star as David alongside his partner Shia LaBeouf as Creeper. 

Jose "Conejo" Martin and Jay Reeves will also play as best friends. 

Cinthya Carmona will play the role of Alexis Cuevas while Chelsea Rendon will star as Lupe.

Also joining the cast members are George Lopez as Luis, Rene Moran as Victor, Karrie Martin as Victor's Wife, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez as Rachel, and Paola Paulin as La Chiquis among others.

'The Tax Collector' will be directed by the 2016 film Suicide Squad director  David Ayer.

This is the second time for Ayer and LaBeouf to work together on the film. They first teamed up on the 2014 World War II flick, Fury.

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Casting Controversy

Following his casting for 'The Tax Collector,' Shia LaBeouf received a fair share of criticisms from people who feel that he is a miscast for the character.

While LaBeouf picks up taxes for local gangs who are mostly Latinos in the film, Ayer clarified that LaBeouf's character is the only white guy in the movie.

Answering a fan's question on Twitter, Ayer said: "Really important answer - Shia is playing a whiteboy who grew up in the hood. This is a Jewish dude playing a white character. Also, the only white dude in the movie."


Meanwhile, LaBeouf has gone the extra mile and tattooed his entire chest to portray his character better. Now, that's a great way to show dedication! 

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