Last year we heard Shia LaBeouf declare that he was done with Hollywood blockbusters and that from here on in he would be concentrating on more artistic aspirations. While some assumed it was all talk, thus far he seems to be keeping true to his word with roles in John Hillcoat’s Lawless, Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, and Fredrik Bond’s The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. Now this week a trailer has arrived online for Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, another movie that also appears to be taking him into more mature territory.
The movie stars LaBeouf as a journalist who discovers that a man living as a lawyer in upstate New York (Redford) is a former activist and member of the Weather Underground. The man is forced to go on the run, looking for the one woman (Susan Sarandon) who can prove his innocence. Redford was no stranger to solid political thrillers in his younger years, but now he’s also directing and is able to assemble a stellar supporting cast that includes Stanley Tucci, Richard Jenkins, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, Anna Kendrick and Brit Marling. The Company You Keep hits select theatres on April 5th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.