Stephen Root Seeks Redford’s “Company”

Stephen Root (“The Conspirator,” “Dodgeball,” “True Blood”) has scored a key supporting role in Robert Redford’s political thriller “The Company You Keep” for Voltage Pictures and Wildwood Enterprises reports Variety.

A Lem Dobbs-scripted adaptation of the Neil Gordon novel, Redford plays an ex-militant wanted by the FBI who goes on the run when his identity is exposed by a young reporter (Shia LaBeouf).

Root will play Billy Cusimano, whom Redford’s character represented when he got busted for drugs. Brit Marling, Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Richard Jenkins and Julie Christie also star.