Anna Kendrick, Terrence Howard, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Elliott, and 11-year-old “America’s Got Talent” finalist Jackie Evancho have all joined the cast of Robert Redford’s political action thriller “The Company You Keep” at Voltage Pictures and Wildwood Enterprises reports the trades.
An adaptation of the Neil Gordon’s 2003 novel Redford plays Jim Grant, a former Weather Underground militant wanted by the FBI on murder charges for a robbery gone wrong in 1974.
He encounters a young newspaper reporter (Shia LaBeouf) in search of a story and must abandon years of safe underground life for the dangerous life of the road — traveling across American and deep into his past.
Kendrick will play LaBeouf’s former flame, a young FBI agent who provides him with information he needs to uncover the truth. Howard will play the senior FBI agent and task force leader assigned to take downGrant.
Gleeson will play the retired Michigan Chief of Police who investigated the robbery in the 1960s. Elliott will play a marijuana dealer who was involved with Julie Christie’s character.
Evancho will play Redford’s daughter, who recently lost her mother. Brit Marling, Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Richard Jenkins, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci and Chris Cooper also star.
Lem Dobbs (“Dark City,” “The Score”) adapted the script from the novel by Neil Gordon. Shooting is currently underway in Vancouver.