Starting off the day with a quickie here. Put simply, Robert Redford is one of those people I’ve come to trust over the years. Whether he’s in front of the camera or behind it, generally the movies he’s chosen to involve himself with are at the least interesting, and at best classics Whatever the genre – Political Thriller (All the President’s Men), Sports (The Natural), Spies (Three Days of the Condor), Animals (The Horse Whisperer), Conman/Gangster/Comedies (The Sting) – and I could go on and on and on, he always seems to bring something fresh and entertaining to it. Simply put, this is a guy who makes good decisions when it comes to the material he takes on and what he does with it. (Yeah, there is The Electric Horseman, but it was 1979 and he was riding the zeitgeist or something like that – work with me here, okay?)
Anyway, with a resume like that, there’s no doubt that I was excited to see this new trailer for his upcoming thriller The Company You Keep. And with a cast list that includes Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, and Susan Sarandon, it’s obvious I’m not the only one that trusts the man and his choice of material.
The trailer itself? Well, obviously you can watch it for yourself below, but I’ll just say it looks to me like Mr. Redford is delivering again. This is one that’s definitely jumped up pretty high on my “hotly anticipated” list for this year. With a limited release scheduled for early April here in the U.S., and a wider release to follow, it may be awhile off yet, but I have a feeling it’s going to be worth the wait.
But why take my word for it? Go ahead and take a look for yourself.
So what do you think? Another winner? And what other movies are you looking forward to this spring? Be sure to let me know in the comments below.
Until next time, Happy Viewing!
- Robert Redford kicks off Sundance 2013 (canada.com)
- Here’s the trailer for Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep (web1.aintitcool.com)