The Company You Keep

Shia LaBeouf joins outing but still hush-hush about Broadway departure

Is all press good press?

Less than a week after giving his former Broadway co-star Alec Baldwin a standing ovation for his first preview perf in “Orphans,” Shia LaBeouf was at MoMA avoiding reporters at the premiere of his latest film, “The Company You Keep.”

Apparently the Twitter happy star is finally over discussing his abrupt departure from the Broadway production for “creative differences.” LaBeouf was not talking to reporters at MoMA or the Harlow afterparty about “Orphans” or even the new Robert Redford political thriller in which he costars.

Redford, on the other hand, had something to say about Sydney Pollack’s “Three Days of the Condor” and Alan J. Pakula’s “All the President’s Men,” two classic political thrillers that may or may not have influenced his direction of Sony Pictures Classic’s “Company.”

“I wasn’t thinking about patterns delivered before,” Redford said.  “I was more interested in the moment and operating on my own instincts and intuition on how to tell this story.”

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