Shia LaBeouf will star opposite Robert Redford in the political drama The Company You Keep. Redford will direct from a script by Lem Dobbs (The Limey) based on the novel by Neil Gordon. Per Variety, “Redford will play a former Weather Underground militant wanted by the FBI for 30 years who must go on the run when a young, ambitious reporter exposes his true identity. LaBeouf will play the budding journalist who’s determined to make a name for himself.” Since the film revolves around an obvious political subtext, I expect Redford will be as clumsily condescending and pedantic as he was with Lions for Lambs and The Conspirator.
Earlier this year, LaBeouf was filming on John Hillcoat’s Prohibition-era drama The Wettest County in the World. He’s also been linked to the Vietnam War drama Pinkville, the historical comedy/drama College Republicans, and adaptations of Joe Hill’s Horns and John Grisham’s The Associate.