Old Hollywood and Young Hollywood will be colliding in a new political thriller called The Company You Keep.
Robert Redford, who your mom probably thought or thinks is or was sexy will star alongside young Indy Shia LeBeouf in the film, set to begin filming in Vancouver in September. The elder sex symbol will be directing The Company You Keep– which centers around a “former militant on the run”- and the film will mark the first time Redford has been on the actor’s side of the camera since 2007’s Lions For Lambs, which Redford also directed.
The Company You Keep is based on a novel by Neil Gordon, adapted into a script by Lem Dobbs. Echoing Redford’s role in All The President’s Men, LaBeouf plays a young reporter who exposes Redford’s character, a former Weather Underground member.
Nicholas Chartier of Voltage Pictures had this to say about the film:
“This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about real Americans who stood for their beliefs, thinking they were patriots and defending their country’s ideals against their government. It is absolutely amazing to have Shia LaBeouf, arguably the brightest young star in Hollywood today paired with the global icon Robert Redford.”
The Company You Keep is currently in preproduction.