Sony Pictures Classics has taken U.S. rights to Robert Redford’s upcoming Weather Underground drama “The Company You Keep.”
The movie boasts an impressive cast: Redford, Shia LeBeouf, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Brendan Gleeson, Terence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, and Susan Sarandon. Redford produced alongside Bill Holderman and financeer Voltage Pictures’ Nicolas Chartier.
The film also boasts “Drive” composer Cliff Martinez, “Jane Eyre” director of photography Adriano Goldman and “The Artist” production designer Laurence Bennett.
“The Company You Keep” tells the story of a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the run to escape a journalist who has discovered his true identity. Sony calls the film “classic storytelling at its best.”
The film will debut out-of-competition at Venice before heading to Toronto, where it will be given a gala presentation.