Robert Redford’s last three directorial efforts have been underwhelming to say the least. The Legend of Bagger Vance might be one of the worst golf films ever made, Lions for Lambs was a preachy mess and The Conspirator was boring. Based on the first trailer for The Company You Keep, it appears Redford has a realistic chance of breaking his streak.
The story centers on widower Jim Grant, a former Weather Underground militant, wanted for a bank robbery and murder, who hid from the FBI for over thirty years, posing as an Albany attorney. He becomes a fugitive when his identity is exposed by an aggressive young reporter. He must find the one person who can clear his name before the FBI catches him, while protecting his 11-year-old daughter. Redford plays Grant, the reporter is Shia LaBeouf, and Susan Sarandon and Julie Christie play former Weather Underground members. Terrence Howard plays a senior FBI agent on the case, and Brendan Gleeson is the retired Michigan Chief of Police who had first investigated the bank robbery. The film also features Sam Elliott, Nick Nolte, Brit Marling, and Stanley Tucci, among others. Singer Jackie Evancho makes her feature film acting debut as Isabel, Grant’s young daughter. (Wikipedia)