Indie Star Brit Marling Joins Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep'
Her talent was spread across two films at Sundance earlier this year as she both starred in and wrote The Sound of My Voice (hitting theaters later this year) and Another Earth (currently in limited release), but now her star looks to rise even higher. Variety reports Brit Marling has landed the lead female role in his new political thriller The Company You Keep. We first heard about the project back in May, but only just recently received an update last month when Shia LaBeouf joined the cast of the film with a script from Lem Dobbs (Haywire, The Limey, Dark City), based on the novel of the same name by Neil Gordon.
Redford also stars in the film as a former Weather Underground radical wanted by the FBI who must go on the run when his true identity is exposed by an ambitious young reporter (LaBeouf). It's not clear what role Marling will play in the story, but Nick Nolte also co-stars and we're not informed on his role either. The script must be good stuff since Marling turned down a role in Steven Soderbergh's male stripper centric film Magic Mike with Channing Tatum and another lead female role alongside Tom Cruise in the adaptation of One Shot. Either way, these kinds of offers being sent Marling's way just go to show you that she's a hot commodity right now, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of her on screen very soon.