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Shia LaBeouf to Star with Robert Redford in Political Thriller

July 20, 2011

Fresh off the success of Transformers: Dark of the moon, Shia LaBeouf has one of his next projects lined up already. According to Deadline, he will star opposite Robert Redford in the political thriller The Company You Keep, which Redford will also direct.

The story is based on the 2003 novel by Neil Gordon and tells the story of Jim Grant (Redford), an ex-Weather Underground member who is wanted for bank robbery. His identity is discovered by an ambitious young journalist (LaBeouf), who tries to track him down. Grant's evasions put him in contact with a wide variety of ex-cons, academics, and war vets, who represent the lost liberal politics of the 1960s. Read More