With one of the best casts of the year, headed up by Redford himself, alongside Shia LaBeouf, Brit Marling, Susan Sarandon, Anna Kendrick, Nick Nolte, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Chris Cooper, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Christie, Stephen Root, and Sam Elliott, it’s easy to see why.
Sony Pictures Classics have already acquired the film before it makes its festival debuts, and now the first trailer has landed to show us why there’s so much buzz surrounding the project.
“Robert Redford directs and stars in this gripping political thriller about a young journalist (Shia LaBeouf) who stumbles upon the story of his career when he uncovers the identity of a wanted ex-radical activist (Redford) who has been underground for five decades.”
Redford is directing from a script by Lem Dobbs (The Score, Haywire), who adapts the original novel by Neil Gordon.
The Company You Keep will be premiering at Venice, before making its North American premiere at TIFF. No word yet on a US or UK release, but if it gets the reviews we’re expecting coming out of the festivals, it’s likely Sony Classics will want to put this into theatres by the year’s end for a run at the Oscars. For now, here’s the great first trailer. Enjoy.