Shia LaBeouf is a determined reporter in the hunt for a story in the thriller The Company You Keep, which also stars Robert Redford as the subject of his unwelcome attention. Jim (Redford) is a former student activist, who has lived in peace for decades hiding from the government. His world is rocked when he sees that one of his demonstration colleagues (Susan Sarandon) has been arrested for murder by the FBI. As Jim flees, Ben (LaBeouf) takes on the case of tracking him down and uncovering the secrets he's buried for years.
Admittedly, this isn't a new concept and I can think of a handful of movies it resembles, but I'm excited to see the genre through Redford's directorial lens. I can totally see LaBeouf as a scrappy reporter, and I'm excited about the bank of supporting actors like Stanley Tucci, Richard Jenkins, and Anna Kendrick. The Company You Keep is premiering next week at the Venice Film Festival (then showing a couple days after that at the Toronto International Film Festival), but there is no official US release date yet. Check out the trailer after the jump.