BREAKING: Sony Pictures Classics has acquired US rights to the Robert Redford-directed The Company You Keep. The film stars Redford, Shia LeBeouf, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Brendan Gleeson, Terence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, and Susan Sarandon. Nicolas Chartier Bill Holderman produced with Redford. Craig Flores is exec producer.

The film is a thriller centered on a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity. It will premiere Out of Competition at the Venice Film Festival and at Toronto. Voltage Pictures financed it and is selling international. SPC’s Tom Bernard and Michael Barker will release it domestically.

“I’ve known Tom and Michael for many years. I have great respect for what they do and how they do it. So it’s a pleasant connection,” adds Redford. CAA made the deal.