Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf to star in The Company You Keep

Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf will star in The Company You Keep , a political action thriller that Redford will also direct.

Lem Dobbs, screenwriter of Dark City , The Limey and Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming Haywire , is adapting the script from Neil Gordon’s novel, according to a report by Variety.

LaBeouf will play a budding journo who uncovers the identity of a former militant wanted by the FBI, forcing him to go on the run.

A statement from producer Nicolas Chartier makes Company sound like it’ll have Redford’s trademark political edge:

“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 the government.”

Redford's last two directorial efforts, Lions For Lambs and The Conspirator , have failed to whip audiences (or critics) into a frenzy, so perhaps he’s hoping LaBeouf can bring some of the Transformers market with him.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.