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

October 11, 2011 (8:01 am) GMT
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 "", might soon make her debut in acting world. The 11-year-old Pennsylvania-born singer has joined and in an upcoming political action thriller, "".

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 and , as well as and .

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 , , , Stephen Root, , and .

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