We haven’t even begun the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals yet and a major purchase of one of their titles has already been made. The film in question is Robert Redford’s latest directorial endeavor ‘The Company You Keep’, starring Shia LaBeouf and Redford himself in the lead roles. According to The Hollywood Reporter here, Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the film. No word yet on if it’ll stay a presumed 2012 release or get delayed until next year, but I’d expect to see it before the year is out contending for awards…quality permitting, of course. After the jump you can see some details of the film and the deal, but mark this one down in your notebooks kids. Read on below for more on this intriguing flick…
Here’s part of the article:
Company You Keep follows a former Weather Underground militant (Redford) who is wanted for bank robbery and murder. After hiding for three decades, he’s exposed by an aggressive young reporter (LaBeouf).
“Robert Redford’s film is classic storytelling at its best, and we are really looking forward to bringing the film to the American audience,” Sony Classics said in a statement.
The cast assembled by Redford also includes Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Brendan Gleeson, Terence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Stanely Tucci, Nick Nolte, Brit Marling, Chris Cooper and Susan Sarandon.
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