Today we have the first trailer for the upcoming political action thriller The Company You Keep
, starring Shia LaBeouf, Robert Redford
, Susan Sarandon
, and Anna Kendrick
The film, adapted from Neil Gordon’s novel of the same name, is centered on the story of Jim Grant (Redford), a former Weather Underground activist wanted for murder who goes on the run when a young reporter (LaBeouf) exposes his true identity. Sparking a nationwide manhunt, Grant sets off on a cross-country journey to clear his name.
Co-stars Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Richard Jenkins, Terrence Howard, Julie Christie, Brendan Gleeson
, and Sam Elliott
Here’s the synopsis for the film
When Jason Sinai, one of the last Vietnam-era fugitives still wanted on murder charges for a robbery gone wrong in 1974, encounters a young newspaper reporter in search of a story, he must abandon years of safe underground life for the dangerous life of the road — traveling across American and deep into his past. Set against the rise and fall of the radical anti-war group the Weather Underground, “The Company You Keep” is a sweeping American saga about sacrifice, the ecstatic righteousness of youth, and the tension between political ideals and family loyalties. It is a vidid re-creation of lives lived underground — of battle-scarred veterans, ideologues, profiteers, criminals and bystanders.
The Company You Keep
hasn’t got a U.S. release schedule, but it is set to be premiered at Toronto International Film Festival
which will run from September 6th to 16th, 2012.
Robert Redford in The Company You Keep