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Sony Pictures Classics Takes Redford's Venice & Toronto Bound 'The Company You Keep'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood August 24, 2012 at 12:56PM

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, Brendan Gleeson, Terence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, and Susan Sarandon.
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The Company You Keep
Redford in 'The Company You Keep'

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.

This article is related to: News, Venice Film Festival, Acquisitions, Toronto International Film Festival


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.