Shia LaBeouf continues his recent trend of working with some well-respected directors, adding Robert Redford to the list with “The Company You Keep,” which is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In the film, LaBeouf takes on the Redford-esque role of an investigative journalist, who tracks down the remaining member of a 1970s domestic terrorist cell (Redford).
Click past the jump to check out the trailer (via The Playlist) and a plot description.
Plot synopsis via TIFF web site:
Jim Grant (Redford) is a widowed single father and attorney living in Albany. What none of his friends or clients know is that Jim was once a member of the activist/terrorist organization the Weather Underground. Wanted for robbery and the murder of a security guard, Jim has been in hiding for more than thirty years. When another former Weatherman (Susan Sarandon) turns herself in to the FBI, Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf), an aggressive young journalist, starts sniffing around for leads. He gradually finds his way to Jim, not suspecting that this seemingly upright citizen is himself a former militant activist. Concerned that Ben will eventually discover his true identity, Jim flees, though a safe harbour may prove difficult to find.
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