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First Official Look at Shia LaBeouf In Robert Redford’s ‘The Company You Keep’

Posted by , on May 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm 

Shot last year, we’ve been heavily anticipating the next directorial effort from Robert Redford. Despite crafting one majorly dull film with The Conspirator, there’s a few factors that have our eyes on The Company You Keep. With a script from Lem Dobbs (The Limey, Haywire) and a score by Cliff Martinez (Drive, Contagion), the film has an excellent cast, toplined by Shia LaBeouf. The young actor is finally breaking out of his Michael Bay grasp and heading to much more enticing projects, including Lawless, bowing at Cannes this week.

Adapted from Neil Gordon‘s novel, the film centers on “a former Weather Underground militant Jim Grant (Redford) wanted by the FBI for 30 years for a Bank of Michigan robbery, who must go on the run when his true identity is exposed by a young, ambitious reporter (LaBeouf) hell-bent on making a name for himself.” Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Jackie Evancho, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper and Susan Sarandon round out the rest of the stellar ensemble.

The first look photo of the film has popped from the production company Voltage, which seem to mislabel it as a still from LaBeouf’s other upcoming project The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. But that hasn’t even begun shooting yet and if you’ve seen any set photos (like the above), then one can see that the actor’s hairdo and costume perfectly match this still below, for the film which we expect to arrive on the fall festival circuit.


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