THE COMPANY YOU KEEP is an upcoming political action thriller, produced and directed by Robert Redford. The script was written by Lem Dobbs based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Neil Gordon.
The story centers on widower Jim Grant, a former Weather Underground militant, wanted for a bank robbery and murder, who hid from the FBI for over thirty years, posing as an Albany attorney. He becomes a fugitive when his identity is exposed by an aggressive young reporter. He must find the one person who can clear his name before the FBI catches him, while protecting his 11-year-old daughter.
Redford plays Grant, the reporter is Shia LaBeouf, and Susan Sarandon and Julie Christie play former Weather Underground members. Terrence Howard plays a senior FBI agent on the case, and Brendan Gleeson is the retired Michigan Chief of Police who had first investigated the bank robbery. The film also features Sam Elliott, Brit Marling, Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, and Stanley Tucci, among others. Singer Jackie Evancho makes her feature film acting debut as Isabel, Grant’s young daughter.
The film is scheduled to premiere at the 69th Venice International Film Festival and then play at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012.
- via TIFF