EXCLUSIVE: Robert Redford has set Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie and Richard Jenkins to star in The Company You Keep, the drama Redford is directing and starring in alongside Shia LaBeouf, Nick Nolte and Brit Marling. The film’s a co-production between Voltage Pictures and Wildwood Enterprises.
The film is an adaptation of the Neil Gordon novel, scripted by Lem Dobbs. It’s the story of an ex-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. Redford plays the former radical at the center of this nationwide manhunt, and LaBeouf is the determined journalist. Sarandon and Christie play former Weather Underground members who were accomplices in the bank robbery, and Jenkins plays a college professor who is a link to former radicals in hiding.
Redford, Bill Holderman and Nicolas Chartier are producing, and Craig J. Flores is the executive producer. Voltage Pictures is selling the picture internationally and the film begins production in Vancouver next month. Sarandon’s repped by ICM, Christie by WME, and Jenkins by Gersh.