Horror reboot Evil Dead won the box office this weekend, raking in $26 million and besting G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Croods, both of which added $21.1 million to their total. "New" release Jurassic Park 3D came in at fourth place and took in $18.3 million, a sizable amount for a rerelease. Olympus Has Fallen rounded out the top five with $10 million, while limited-release films The Company You Keep and Trance, directed by Danny Boyle, earned $146,000 in five theaters and $136,000 in four theaters respectively.
Shia LaBeouf is teaming up with Robert Redford in The Company You Keep, and James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson are starring in director Danny Boyle's latest, Trance, this weekend at the box office. Will you be in the mood for a journalism thriller or a psychological criminal flick? Find out by clicking through all the pictures!
Shia LaBeouf, who is currently sporting a medical boot due to an ankle injury, dressed up in a suit for the premiere of The Company You Keep at MoMA in NYC last night. He joined his castmates Stanley Tucci and a Viktor & Rolf-clad Brit Marling, as well as director Robert Redford, on the carpet to debut the film ahead of its limited release in the US on Friday. It was a busy day for the injured star, who also made a stop by the Late Show With David Letterman that same day.
Shia's attendance at his The Company You Keep premiere followed his controversial appearance at another opening night recently. Last week, Shia took a front-row seat at the preview performance of Orphans, much to the surprise of his ex-costars Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge. Shia was originally cast in the Broadway show but was replaced by Ben Foster. Shia touched on his dismissal during his interview with David Letterman, noting once again that he left because of "tensions as men" between himself and Alec.
Shia LaBeouf joined costar Robert Redford on the red carpet in Venice today. They premiered The Company You Keep after promoting the project at a photocall earlier in the day. Shia dressed up in a tuxedo for the occasion, and showed off his shorter hair. He'll be back in the spotlight this weekend, when The Company You Keep screens at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.
Shia's moved onto press for his latest film after chatting up Lawless for the last few weeks. Lawless came in second at the box office following its release on Friday. Up next, he'll get to work on Nymphomaniac, which he joked that he auditioned for with his own sex tape during an appearance on Chelsea Lately.
Shia LaBeouf is a determined reporter in the hunt for a story in the thriller The Company You Keep, which also stars Robert Redford as the subject of his unwelcome attention. Jim (Redford) is a former student activist, who has lived in peace for decades hiding from the government. His world is rocked when he sees that one of his demonstration colleagues (Susan Sarandon) has been arrested for murder by the FBI. As Jim flees, Ben (LaBeouf) takes on the case of tracking him down and uncovering the secrets he's buried for years.
Admittedly, this isn't a new concept and I can think of a handful of movies it resembles, but I'm excited to see the genre through Redford's directorial lens. I can totally see LaBeouf as a scrappy reporter, and I'm excited about the bank of supporting actors like Stanley Tucci, Richard Jenkins, and Anna Kendrick. The Company You Keep is premiering next week at the Venice Film Festival (then showing a couple days after that at the Toronto International Film Festival), but there is no official US release date yet. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Shia LaBeouf and his girlfriend Karolyn Pho locked lips on the set of The Company You Keep in Vancouver yesterday. They snuck in a kiss while Shia was away from the cameras on his latest project. He's been filming in Canada since last month and got into a graduation gown for a scene last week. Shia's been enjoying the local nightlife during his stay up North, though he may have gotten a little too excited on a recent night out. Shia was involved in a bar fight earlier this month, but managed to escape with just a bruised face.
Shia LaBeouf looked the part of a college graduate on set in Vancouver yesterday while shooting The Company You Keep. Just out of frame, director Robert Redford kept Shia and the crew on their toes with his animated instructions. Shia seemed in high spirits and joked with his co-workers between scenes. Last week, though, things weren't so cheery for him. Shia was involved in a bar fight that left him with a bruised left cheek.
Shia's busy filming with Robert and may be lining up another big-budget movie. His return to the Transformers franchise could be on again, according to his leading lady from Dark of the Moon. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley recently remarked on Shia doing a fourth Transformers film, saying of the possibility, "I think so. He'll kill me for saying that." Shia swore he was done with Michael Bay's robot series earlier this Summer, but following the most recent film's success at the box office, a fourth installment could be an offer too good to pass up.
Shia LaBeouf may be all done making Transformers movies, but he's lined up a doozy for his next project. LaBeouf will join Robert Redford in The Company You Keep, a thriller based on the novel of the same name by Neil Gordon. Redford will direct and star as a former radical who was once part of the Weather Underground Movement to overthrow the US government in the '70s. His identity is uncovered 30 years later by a young reporter (LaBeouf), and thus begins a nationwide chase as the FBI tries to nab him and the journalist tries to make a name for himself. It's always a treat to see one of Hollywood's veterans paired up with a young rising star, and I can't wait to see how these two play off of each other. How do you feel about this pairing?