Anna Kendrick Joins ‘The Company You Keep’

Anna has apparently joined the cast of ‘The Company You Keep’ – an upcoming political action thriller based on a novel. Shia LaBeouf and Robert Redford also star. Here is some more information from an early press release:

Los Angeles, CA. (July 19, 2011) – Voltage Pictures and Wildwood Enterprises have cast Shia LaBeouf and Robert Redford in the political action thriller, “The Company You Keep.” The announcement was made today by Voltage Pictures and Wildwood Enterprises.

Redford will direct from a script by Lem Dobbs (“Haywire,” “The Limey,” “Dark City”), based on the novel by Neil Gordon. “The Company You Keep” chronicles the story of a former Weather Underground militant wanted by the FBI for 30 years, who must go on the run when his true identity is exposed by a young, ambitious reporter hell-bent on making a name for himself. Redford plays the former radical at the center of this nationwide manhunt and LaBeouf, the determined journalist doggedly chasing him and his story. Producers are Robert Redford, Bill Holderman and Nicolas Chartier. Craig J. Flores is the Executive Producer.

“This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about real Americans who stood for their beliefs, thinking they were patriots and defending their country’s ideals against their government.” said Voltage producer Nicolas Chartier. “It is absolutely amazing to have Shia LaBeouf, arguably the brightest young star in Hollywood today paired with the global icon Robert Redford.”

Redford’s Wildwood Enterprises originally acquired the novel and developed the screenplay with Voltage Pictures, who is actively selling the picture internationally. The picture is currently in pre-production and is set to film in Vancouver in September. … {huffingtonpost.com}

Here is some more recent Anna press –


Anna Kendrick co-stars in “50/50,” which opens Sept. 30. Formerly titled “I’m With Cancer,” it’s a dramatic comedy about a young guy (Joseph Gordon Levitt) who learns he has it and the reaction of his friends, lovers and family. And the reaction of a naive young therapist, played by Kendrick.

She won great acclaim and an Oscar nomination for her turn in “Up in the Air,” playing a corporate layoff specialist in training. But her first claim to screen fame was being part of the cast of “Twilight,” a saga she just finished filming.

“You know, when we finished, it felt celebratory. It didn’t feel maudlin. We’d made it through these crazy movies without losing any fingers or toes to frostbite. It felt like Mission: Accomplished.”

On one of her dreamy co-stars, who has a movie, “Abduction,” in theaters Friday:” Taylor Lautner is a more responsible adult than anybody I’ve ever met. At one point, during Oscar season, he saw me at a party with a friend, both of us older than Taylor. And as he leaves, he says ‘You kids have fun tonight.’ I was like, ‘You need to be president, someday, sir.’ I marvel at his maturity.”

On what is rumored to be her next role, the college a capella singing competition comedy “Pitch Perfect.” Kendrick, 25, got her start on the stage in musicals.

“I’m not allowed to talk about it yet, don’t want to jinx it. I feel like I should be seeing a voice coach. I’ve let it slide. But now that you mention it, I’m going to get right on that.

Anna Kendrick Says Working With “Open” Jake Gyllenhaal Is “Great!”

Anna Kendrick stopped by the Toronto Film Festival last week to chat about her new movie 50/50, in which she plays a young psychologist working with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. We sat down with the actress to chat about her role, the excitement of Breaking Dawn coming out soon, and working on the ensemble project What to Expect When You’re Expecting alongside tons of A-list stars. Anna recently wrapped up shooting End of Watch with Jake Gyllenhaal, and the two were spotted cuddling close off hours, so we asked Anna what it was like working with the heartthrob. Here’s what Anna had to say:

“[It's been] great! He is one of the most open actors I’ve ever worked with. The whole set was crazy, since we were basically shooting it as though it was home movies. We didn’t stop shooting it; there was hardly a second between takes where somebody didn’t pick up one of the hand-held cameras. We just start shooting each other, which was a completely new experience for me but really exciting.”

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