Robert Redford has cast Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie and Richard Jenkins to star beside him in the upcoming ‘The Company You Keep,' according to Deadline. Redford will also direct the drama which will also star Shia LaBeouf, Nick Nolte and Brit Marling. The film's a co-production between Voltage Pictures and Wildwood Enterprises.
The film is an adaptation of a Neil Gordon novel, scripted by Lem Dobbs. It tells the story of an ex-Weather Underground militant wanted by the FBI for 30 years. He's forced to go on the run when his identity is exposed by a young reporter. Redford plays the former radical at the center of the hunt and LaBeouf plays the journalist. Sarandon and Christie play former Weather Underground members and Jenkins plays a college professor who is a link to former radicals in hiding.
Redford, Bill Holderman and Nicolas Chartier are producing, and Craig J. Flores is the Executive Producer. Voltage Pictures is selling the picture internationally and the film begins production in Vancouver next month.
SaranDon Starred on Broadway in EXIT THE KING. She received five Academy Award nominations, for best actress, in Atlantic City (1980), Thelma & Louise (1991), Lorenzo's Oil (1992) and The Client (1994). In 1995, she won the award for her performance in Dead Man Walking. Additional performances in film include Little Women (1994), Compromising Positions, Stepmom (1998), Anywhere but Here (1999), Cradle Will Rock (1999), The Banger Sisters (2002), Shall We Dance (2004), Alfie (2004), Romance & Cigarettes (2005), Elizabethtown (2005) and Enchanted (2007).
Julie Christie appeared on Broadway in the 1973 production of UNCLE VANYA.
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