Jackie Evancho, the runner up of the fifth season of "America's Got Talent", might soon make her debut in acting world. The 11-year-old Pennsylvania-born singer has joined Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf in an upcoming political action thriller, "The Company You Keep".
According to Variety, Evancho has been tapped to star as Redford's daughter, who has just lost her mother and knows nothing about his father's militant past. Also recently attached to the movie are Oscar-nominated stars Anna Kendrick and Terrence Howard, as well as Brendan Gleeson and Sam Elliott.
Based in a novel by Neil Gordon, "The Company You Keep" follows Redford's Jim Grant, a former Weather Underground militant who has been hunted by the FBI for over three decades. He must go on the run when his true identity is exposed by a young, ambitious reporter, played by LaBeouf, who is hell-bent on making a name for himself.
Kendrick is set to portray Diana, a young FBI agent who gives information to LaBeouf about a robbery of the Bank of Michigan in 1960s. Howard will play Cornelius, a senior FBI agent who wants to take down Grant and his allies, while Gleeson is set to star as Henry Osborne, a retired Michigan Chief of Police who investigated the 1960's bank robbery. Elliott, meanwhile, is set to portray Mac, an employer in a marijuana trade.
Aside from taking on the lead role, Redford also serves as the producer and tackles the directorial duty. Set to be released in the U.S. sometime in 2013, the movie also stars Brit Marling, Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci, Chris Cooper and Richard Jenkins.