The first trailer for Robert Redford‘s new political thriller The Company You Keep is online, and is looks like a Redford is back like he wasin his prime. The film follows a young newspaper reporter played by Shia LaBeouf. After the arrest of a Weather Underground suspect (Susan Sarandon), LaBeouf’s character goes on a mission to track down another at-large member of the American radical left organization played be Redford.
The supporting cast is simply amazing, and includes Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, and Chris Cooper.
The script for the film was written by Lem Dobbs (The Limey, Haywire), and here’s the synopsis for the film:
Jim Grant (Redford) is a widowed single father and attorney living in Albany. What none of his friends or clients know is that Jim was once a member of the activist/terrorist organization the Weather Underground. Wanted for robbery and the murder of a security guard, Jim has been in hiding for more than thirty years. When another former Weatherman (Susan Sarandon) turns herself in to the FBI, Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf), an aggressive young journalist, starts sniffing around for leads. He gradually finds his way to Jim, not suspecting that this seemingly upright citizen is himself a former militant activist. Concerned that Ben will eventually discover his true identity, Jim flees, though a safe harbour may prove difficult to find.
The Company You Keep will premiere at TIFF. For more information on the Weather Underground movement, visit Wikipedia. Check out the trailer below and share your thoughts in the comments:
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