Robert Redford is the kind of guy that could probably get just about anyone to be in his movies. His latest cinematic venture, The Company You Keep, will star Redford (who is also directing) as a militant activist in the run after his identity is uprooted by a tenacious young reporter, played by Shia LaBeouf. Joining the starring duo in the film are two masters of the art of the supporting role: Chris Cooper and Stanley Tucci.
Chris Cooper can be best remembered for playing an army solider in movies such as American Beauty, Jarhead, The Patriot, Remember Me, Amigo, Pharoah’s Army and Me, Myself & Irene. The guy’s got a type—but he’s actually the best part of many of those films. It’s not out of the realm of possibility to assume that Cooper will play a military character in this film, considering the subject matter of national security, but we know he’ll do it well.
Stanley Tucci, on the other hand, has a different type attached to him: the doctor. Tucci has played a doctor of varying sorts in films including Captain America: The First Avenger, The Core, Monkey Shines and on television series ER and 3 lbs. Again, not a stretch to think that he might be doctoring it up in Redford’s Company. Doctors can pretty much show up in any film without it seeming too out of place.
Along with the activist, the reporter, the soldier and the doc, The Company You Keep will boasts a cast including Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Brit Marling, Richard Jenkins, Stephen Root and Julie Christie.