Jackie Evancho Is Robert Redford's Daughter in 'The Company You Keep'

Jackie Evancho

The former 'America's Got Talent' finalist is set to make her acting debut by joining the upcoming political action movie, co-starring Anna Kendrick and Terrence Howard among others.

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.

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    Nov 16, 2012

    Jackie is a great talent but things are moving pretty fast for a 12 year old. To all the Pros in her corner, please don't ruin this kid!!

    Nov 12, 2012

    What proof do you have of your god's existence? All the beauty in this world is the proof. One example of that beauty is Jacqueline Marie Evancho.

    Aug 30, 2012

    @GT How do you know Jackie is "anointed by god"? Did you see him do it? What proof do you have of your god's existence? @College Teacher Too bad the "Hollywood Left" didn't accuse the Hollywood Right of Fascism and Naziism. There would have been lots of them in jail.

    Aug 07, 2012

    It would break my heart if Jackie left singing to act in movies. She's not the kind of an young talented opera singer to do movies and i pray for her to keep singing. I love Jackie, and all of my prayers and thoughts go out to her.

    Apr 08, 2012

    Robert Redford is to movies what David Foster is to music. They both have talent and integrity. Jackie is so fortunate to have their support and guidance as she navigates all the opportunities and challenges of her rapidly changing life. Good luck Jackie!!

    College Teacher
    Mar 27, 2012

    Hollywood is a bad influence for any child, and the lure of the Hollywood left is even worse. Jackie's parents are strong, and they need to do this film and then get her back to classical music. Russ

    Feb 06, 2012

    How sad. Jackie is anointed by God. For left wing Hollywood to cast her as a daughter of a terrorist is bad for her.Pray for Jackie and a good role for her if she wants to act.

    Nov 22, 2011

    I think all Jackie fans should respect what decicsion she is making (even if that includes leaving singing to go into acting). If she did, or her singing was less frequent than acting, I would support her.

    Oct 11, 2011

    I truly hope Jackie doesn't quit singing to act. Of course she should have a backup in case her voice fail her when she gets older. I would like to see her in a musical.

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