Robert Redford sure knows how to put together a pretty amazing "Company."
The Hollywood veteran continues to attract A-list talent as even more skilled thespians have been recruited for his political thriller, "The Company You Keep," according to Variety.
Anna Kendrick, who's currently breaking hearts in theaters in "50/50," has joined the cast, along with Terrence Howard, Brendan Gleeson and Sam Elliott. The quartet joins the already impressive line-up of Shia LaBeouf, Brit Marling, Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Richard Jenkins, Julie Christie, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci, Chris Cooper and, of course, Redford himself.
"The Company You Keep" stars Redford as a former Weather Underground operative wanted by the FBI for the past 30 years who must go on the run when a young reporter (LaBeouf) exposes his true identity.
Kendrick will play an FBI agent and LaBeouf's former flame who serves as the reporter's inside "source." Howard will play the senior FBI agent who heads up the investigation with Gleeson playing the now-retired Chief of Police who investigated the initial Bank of Michigan robbery back in the '60s. And, in a bit of rather inspired casting, Elliott will play a marijuana dealer.
We imagine that a lot of the time in-between takes on this set is spent with everyone just being silently in awe of each other.
Production is already underway in Vancouver with a look toward a 2012 release date, though we wouldn't be surprised if Redford just waited to unveil "The Company You Keep" at Sundance 2013, 'cause the Sundance Kid himself can pretty much do whatever he wants.