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Shia LaBeouf Cast in Robert Redford's Film 'The Company You Keep'

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July 19, 2011
Source: Deadline

Shia LaBeouf & Robert Redford

So Robert Redford is a fan of Shia LaBeouf, too. It was announced by Voltage Pictures and Wildwood Enterprises (via Deadline) that Shia LaBeouf will be co-starring with Robert Redford in the political action thriller The Company You Keep, which Redford will direct from a script by Lem Dobbs (Haywire, The Limey, Dark City), based on the novel by Neil Gordon. The project is already in pre-production and is set to film in Vancouver in September. "It is absolutely amazing to have Shia LaBeouf, arguably the brightest young star in Hollywood today paired with the global icon Robert Redford," said Voltage's Nicolas Chartier.

The Company You Keep chronicles the story of a former Weather Underground militant wanted by the FBI for 30 years, who must go on the run when his true identity is exposed by a young, ambitious reporter hell-bent on making a name for himself. Redford plays the former radical at the center of this nationwide manhunt and LaBeouf, the determined journalist doggedly chasing him and his story. Sounds intense. "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." He's definitely going to rile up some people saying that. This project was just announced, but it sounds quite interesting, we'll keep you updated.

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  • Simon
    For the love of god stop casting Shia LaBeouf in movies!
    • jah p
      What?Shia would do great in a movie like this, think of him in Eagle Eye! And the big plus would be Redford's masterful directing! I'm in!
  • Lebowski
    Robert Redford is not a fan of Shia LeBeouf, he is a fan of his films making money. Which they have not done for a considerable amount of time. Tom Cruise didn't work for Lions For Lambs (because everyone hates Tom Cruise), and The Conspirator couldn't even do half of it's 25 million budget back. So now he is pitching a bit younger, and it probably won't work.

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