Official Trailer for “The Company You Keep”

Sony Pictures has officially released a trailer for Robert Redford’s next directorial endeavour, The Company You Keep. This film has a stellar cast that includes Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Brendan Gleeson, Anna Kendrick, Nick Nolte, Sma Elliot, Terrence Howard, Brit Marling, Chris Cooper, Jackie Evancho, Richard Jenkins, Stanley Tucci, and Susan Sarandon.

Here is the official synopsis for the film (via Apple Movie Trailers):

Jim Grant (Robert Redford) is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York. Grant’s world is turned upside down,when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder. After living for more than 30 years underground, Grant must now go on the run. With the FBI in hot pursuit, he sets off on a cross-country journey to track down the one person that can clear his name.

Check out the trailer on Apple Movie Trailers.

Starting in September, The Company You Keep has been premiered at several film festivals, including the Venice Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Stockholm International Film Festival.  The Hollywood Reporter actually did a review of the film after it premiered at the Venice Film Festival, so if you are interested you can read that here. Personally, I think that it looks like an excellent film that would definitely be worth watching.

The Company You Keep will be theatrically released on April 5, 2013. Would you be interested in seeing this movie? What do you think of the amazing cast it has behind it? What do you think of this trailer?

The Company You Keep - poster #1

Sources: Apple Movie Trailers, The Hollywood Reporter, and IMDbPro

“Gangster Squad” – Release Date to be Changed

Due to the recent events at the Dark Knight Rises premiere in Aurora, Colorado, Warner Brothers is planning to change the release date of the Ruben Fleischer-directed Gangster Squad. This film was originally going to hit theaters September 7, 2012, but now the studio is looking at a 2013 release. This change is needed for the cast and crew to do reshoots because of a scene of a movie theater shooting in the completed film. A trailer for the film had a glimpse of this scene and it was pulled out of respect for the victims and because that scene will no longer be in the film.

As I have mentioned, this film has an amazing cast that includes Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone, and finally, Sean Penn – (Really, I mean how can you go wrong?) Gangster Squad is set in 1949 Los Angeles and is a retelling of events surrounding the LAPD’s efforts to take back their city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.

The studio is currently looking at January 11, 2013 for the new release date. However, the studio is considering when and how quickly the cast can be brought in for reshoots and their availibility for press events and premieres before officially changing the release date. The studio is also considering what other films are being released around that time and the only “competition” on the January 11 release date is is Paramount’s Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton.

I would like to just take a moment to say my heart goes out to the victims of the Aurora incident and I hope they all make a speedy recovery. I cannot imagine what they are all going through and I send out my best wishes to all of them.

UPDATE: The release date has officially been moved to January 11, 2013.

A poster for “Gangster Squad.”
Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic visiting the memorial for the victims of the Aurora incident.

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gangster-squad-warner-bros-january-release-353770