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Jul 20, 2011 at 07:41pm IST

Redford, LaBeouf in 'The Company You Keep'

Los Angeles: Veteran star Robert Redford has teamed up with 'Transformers' star Shia LaBeouf for political drama 'The Company You Keep'.

Based on the novel by Neil Gordon, the film will be directed by Redford from a script by Lem Dobbs, the Hollywood Reporter said.

The story revolves around a former militant on the run. Redford will play a former Weather Underground militant, wanted by the FBI, whose identity is exposed by a young reporter, played by LaBeouf.

Redford, LaBeouf in 'The Company You Keep'

Shia Lebeouf (Publicity Still)

Redford, Bill Holderman and Nicolas Chartier are producing, with Craig J Flores as executive producer.

Redford's Wildwood Enterprises originally acquired the novel and developed the screenplay with Voltage. Filming is set to begin in Vancouver in September.