When the outstanding trailer for The Iceman appeared across the web the other day, an almost equally stunning preview for Robert Redford's next film, The Company You Keep was lost in the shuffle. So, I decided to post the first look at this new thriller that sees Redford return to a leading role and the director's chair one more time.
In The Company You Keep, stars Shia LaBeouf, wearing a real tacky pair of glasses, as an investigative journalist who discovers the identity of a former anti-war activist (Redford) from a radical group called The Weather Underground. This group pulled off several bombings and other crimes in the U.S. during the late 1960's in protest of the Vietnam War. Some of these folks were arrested, while a few slipped through the cracks and disappeared, assuming new identities.
After one of these activists, played by Susan Sarandon is captured many years later for her past crimes in The Weather Underground movement, a young journalist Ben Sheperd (LaBeouf) begins to look into a man he suspects is the remaining fugitive with ties to the organization. And then the chase unfolds.
Redford assembled a fantastic cast for this film, which will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival later this week. It should arrive in mainstream theaters on November 15th.
As a huge fan of Redford's All the President's Men, The Company You Keep has my full attention and I'm pumped to see it. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.