It's a new twist on the River Phoenix classic "Running on Empty"!
Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf will co-star in an adaptation of Neil Gordon's "The Company You Keep," about a '60s radical with the Weather Underground who starts a new life for himself after one of his adventures accidentally kills man. When his true identity is uncovered, he must once again go on the run.
“This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about real Americans who stood for their beliefs, thinking they were patriots and defending their country's ideals against their government.” said Voltage producer Nicolas Chartier in a press release announcing the film. “It is absolutely amazing to have Shia LaBeouf, arguably the brightest young star in Hollywood today paired with the global icon Robert Redford.”
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Redford will also direct, working with a script by Lem Dobbs, who most famously wrote "The Limey," and recently re-teamed with Steven Soderbergh for for the black-ops revenge epic "Haywire."
If you were one of the unlucky few who sat through Redford's last directorial effort, "The Conspirator," this has to make you nervous, as Redford's earnest super-lefty streak can often bring out the worst in him as an artists. But Dobbs wrote one of our favorite films of the '90, so they've got our attention.