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Shia LaBeouf And Robert Redford Cast In Political Thriller

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Voltage Pictures and Wildwood Enterprises have announced the stars of The Company You Keep: Shia LaBeouf and Robert Redford.

Written by Lem Dobbs, the political thriller tells the tale of an FBI fugitive and ex Weather Underground militant (Redford) who is forced to go on the run after an ambitious reporter (LaBeouf) exposes his true identity.

Voltage producer Nicolas Chartier is very enthusiastic about the project, stating:

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Too Soon? Oklahoma City Bombing Film In The Works

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Director Barry Levinson took on politics from a humorous standpoint in 1997's Wag the Dog, but now it looks like he's ready to get serious about the subject.

Levinson has been "tapped to direct" a "political thriller" which is based on the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and is tentatively titled O.K.C.

The screenplay's being written by Clay Wold, and it's based on "the story of his brother, who was a young legal clerk on the defense team for Timothy McVeigh."

If they move forward with this project, we just hope they handle it with lots of care.

Would U watch a film about the Oklahoma City bombing?

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We're Not In The Town, Anymore! Ben Affleck In Talks To Direct Iran Thriller

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Looks like Ben Affleck's directing job on The Town gave him some serious points with Warner Bros, cause they've got another project for him…a bigger one.

Affleck is currently in talks with WB to direct Argo, a political thriller set up by George Clooney and his producing partner, Grant Heslov.

The project is based on a Wired Magazine article, and it's about a "stranger-than-fiction CIA rescue operation during the occupation of the American embassy in Tehran in 1979, when six U.S. diplomats were held hostage."

As it happened, the CIA set up a plan where a fake "Hollywood film crew" would go on location in Iran…but really they'd be there to rescue captives from the country.

Sounds exciting to us! And given Affleck's track record with acting directing, we're thinking he could be a very solid choice for this project.

Are U intrigued by this project? Do U think Ben Affleck's directing skillz will do the story justice?

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