Jackie Evancho plays Robert Redford's character's daughter, Isabel Grant, in 'The Company You Keep'.
Redford discovered her on a PBS pledge programming showcase. It turned out that he and "Company You Keep" co-star Susan Sarandon separately were watching the same special.
Jim Grant (Robert Redford) is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter Isabel (Jackie Evancho) 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.
Shepard knows the significance of the national news story he has exposed and, for a journalist, this is an opportunity of a lifetime. Hell-bent on making a name for himself, he is willing to stop at nothing to capitalize on it. He digs deep into Grant's past.
Despite warnings from his editor and threats from the FBI, Shepard relentlessly tracks Grant across the country.
As Grant reopens old wounds and reconnects with former members of his antiwar group, the Weather Underground, Shepard realizes something about this man is just not adding up. With the FBI closing in, Shepard uncovers the shocking secrets Grant has been keeping
for the past three decades. As Grant and Shepard come face to face in the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, they each must come to terms with who they really are.
One of Hollywood's most acclaimed filmmakers and actors, Oscar- winning director Robert Redford (Ordinary People, The Sting) directs and heads an all-star ensemble that includes Jackie Evancho, Shia LaBeouf as determined reporter Ben Shepard, and Academy Award
-winner Julie Christie (Red Riding Hood) as Mimi Lurie, the woman inescapably linked to Grant's past and his future.
The cast also includes various figures tied to Grant's previous life as an antiwar radical: Sam Elliot (Up In The Air) as Mimi Lurie's current partner, Mac McLeod; Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor) as respected history professor Jed Lewis; Oscar-nominee
, Nick Nolte (Warrior) as the ever-loyal Donal; and Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise; Dead Man Walking) as housewife-cum-fugitive, Sharon Solarz, whose dramatic arrest sets the story in motion.