First Trailer for Robert Redford’s THE COMPANY YOU KEEP Starring Shia LaBeouf and Susan Sarandon

     August 30, 2012


The first trailer for Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep has gone online.  In addition to directing, Redford also stars in the film as a civil rights lawyer who must go on the run when he’s outed by a young reporter (Shia LaBeouf) as being a former 1970s Weather Underground militant.  Redford looks to be in full-on thriller mode here, as this appears to be more of an “on the run” story than a straight drama.  We actually don’t get much of Redford’s character in this trailer, as we instead focus more on LaBeouf’s investigation and pursuit of the truth.  The footage isn’t mind-blowing, but the unsurprisingly top-notch cast promises some great performances from the likes of Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Anna Kendrick and Chris Cooper.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Brit Marling, and Nick NolteThe Company You Keep will premiere at the Venice Film Festival and will also screen at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

Trailer via The Playlist.

Here’s an official synopsis for The Company You Keep:

Jim Grant (Redford), a civil rights lawyer and single father must go on the run when a brash young reporter (LaBeouf), exposes his true identity as a former 1970s radical fugitive wanted for murder.  Sparking a nationwide manhunt, Grant sets off on a cross-country journey to clear his name.


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  • Ms Grey

    sick of Anna Kendrick in every movie…try some variety please!

  • Wiz

    Jackie Evancho is on this?! wow America’s Got Talent really helped her out! So glad for her :)

  • Chester

    Brit Marling!

  • LP

    I HATE THE MUSIC USED IN THIS TRAILER. It’s incredibly annoying and distracting. Overselling something that doesn’t need that much selling at all.

  • hunted daughter

    Mr. Redford, Che has an American Daughter that your film ordered dead. Her World War II nurse mom has been murdered and you are not reaching out at all. Some of your artist friends have been asked to speak with you about your allowing the murders and assault almost to death of the daughter, and how she has been hunted, but you do not reach out. Oh, the company you keep.

  • Mini

    BOYCOTT Robert Redford’s disgusting rehabilitation of Weather Underground terrorists, who killed and maimed many people. They were NOT “misunderstood” political idealists. They were COMMUNISTS who explicitly wanted to overthrow the government. They supported MASS SLAUGHTERER HO CHI MIHN because he was COMMUNIST. Their own books and papers tell all. WE WILL NEVER FORGET. BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT!