Brit Marling Circling Robert Redford’s THE COMPANY YOU KEEP and Christopher McQuarrie’s ONE SHOT Starring Tom Cruise

     August 2, 2011


Brit Marling is having a very good year.  She starred in and co-wrote the critically acclaimed Another Earth and the upcoming Sound of My Voice and now the offers are pouring in.  Vulture reports that she’s being courted for Robert Redford’s political drama The Company You Keep and the action-thriller One Shot starring Tom Cruise.  Marling has already passed on Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, which has Channing Tatum playing Channing Tatum about Channing Tatum’s early years as male stripper (I can’t think of a movie I want to see less even if it did co-star Marling).  Instead, Marling chose to reteam with her Sound of My Voice director Zal Batmanglij for The East, a thriller she co-wrote with him about an FBI agent who infiltrates an ecoterrorist group.  Fox Searchlight intends to start filming on The East this October provided they can find a huge star to anchor it.

Hit the jump for more details on The Company You Keep and One Shot.

As we previously reported, The Company You Keep is based on the Neil Gordon novel of the same name and has Shia LaBeouf playing an ambitious newspaper reporter who tracks down a former Weather Underground militant (Redford).  Filming is set to begin on September 14th.

Marling’s also being considered to play the role of Helen Rodin in Christopher McQuarrie’s adaptation of the Jack Reacher novel One Shot.  Cruise plays Reacher, an ex-military investigator who’s called in to solve a shooting after the accused man pleads innocence and calls on Reacher for help.  Rodin joins in Reacher’s investigation and squares off against her father, the district attorney of Indianapolis, to defend the accused.  Because One Shot is scheduled to start shooting on Septemeber 27th, Marling would have to choose between the two projects assuming she decides to do either.


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