Robert Redford is a wanted man and Shia LaBeouf is on his trail in the first trailer for Venice and Toronto-bound political thriller “The Company You Keep.” Redford also directed the film that follows his character, a former Weather Underground activist wanted for decades old crimes. When fellow former activist Susan Sarandon is arrested, he senses his time might be up soon, especially when LaBeouf’s eager young reporter sniffs out his trail, with a little help from Anna Kendrick, a former college hook-up who now has FBI clearance.
The trailer promises an exciting cat and mouse chase and mystery solving, and also features “America’s Got Talent” kid singer Jackie Evancho as Redford’s daughter. Brit Marling, at one point purported to be the female lead of the film, is conspicuously missing. “The Company You Keep” premieres at the Venice Film Festival on September 6th, then at the Toronto Film Festival on September 8th, and was recently picked up for US distribution by Sony Pictures Classics, so an Oscar season release may be in the cards.
Watch the first trailer below.