By Ken Guidry | The Playlist March 21, 2013 at 10:20AM
Robert Redford’s “The Company You Keep” comes to theaters in a few weeks and, for those curious to check this film out, a whopping eight clips have landed online. The first thing that will pop out at you upon viewing the clips is how ridiculously stacked this cast is. Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Brendan Gleeson, Brit Marling, Anna Kendrick, Nick Nolte and Terrence Howard are all featured in the eight clips. If that’s not enough, how about some great, seasoned character actors like Sam Elliott, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Cooper? Holy mackerel.
The film centers on Jim Grant (Redford), a former Weather Underground member who has to go on the run thanks to a former colleague (Sarandon) getting arrested for a bank robbery that went wrong back in the ‘70s. Then there’s the young reporter (LaBeouf) who attempts to make a name for himself by staying right on Jim’s trail. It’s an intriguing enough premise, though our man on the ground from last year’s TIFF wasn’t very impressed, saying in his review: “Even with so many talented actors involved, there’s nothing really galvanizing or particularly provocative about Redford’s latest.”
Nevertheless, you can see for yourself when “The Company You Keep” comes out on April 5th. Meanwhile, check out the clips below. One clip features a 75-year-old Robert Redford hopping over a fence, an action we strongly advise against other 75-year-olds attempting.