Shia LaBeouf continues to play with the big folks in Hollywood. The actor — who’s worked with Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, and Optimus Prime — will next work with actor/director Robert Redford. Voltage Pictures announced today that the pair have signed on for the independent political thriller The Company You Keep, about a former militant Weather Underground member (Redford) wanted by the F.B.I. for 30 years forced into the open by a zealous journalist (LaBeouf). Redford will also direct, from a script by Lem Dobbs (The Limey, Dark City).
“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,” Voltage producer Nicolas Chartier said in a statement. “It is absolutely amazing to have Shia LaBeouf, arguably the brightest young star in Hollywood today paired with the global icon Robert Redford.” The film is scheduled to begin shooting in Vancouver in September.