Shia LaBeouf is already earning arguably the best reviews of his career with Andrea Arnold's road epic American Honey, but that's actually not the only slice of critically lauded cinema the actor has lined up for 2016. Man Down, directed by Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints) and penned by Adam G. Simon (Synapse), is bringing a post-apocalyptic LaBeouf to theaters this December and we have the first look at the war thriller's fresh trailer.

LaBeouf stars as U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer, who returns home from battle in Afghanistan to find that his once-peaceful home now resembles the war he's trying to forget. While searching for his wife Natalie (Kate Mara) and son Jonathan (Charlie Shotwell), Drummer partners with his friend Devin (Jai Courtney) on a journey that promises to not only reveal the whereabouts of his family, but also the cause of America's apparent destruction.

Montiel and LaBeouf previously worked together on the 2006 film adaptation of Montiel's memoir A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, which also starred Robert Downey Jr. and Channing Tatum. Though the film only made a modest dent at the box office, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints was praised by critics for its powerful take on the coming-of-age format and strong performances from its stacked cast.

Shia LaBeouf in 'Man Down'
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Man Down, also starring Clifton Collins Jr. and Gary Oldman, hits theaters Dec. 2.