Two other rapidly coalescing pictures with enormous names are inquiring after Marling, too: We hear that Robert Redford has asked about her availability for The Company You Keep, an adaptation of Neil Gordon’s eponymous novel about a former Weather Underground militant (Redford) turned fugitive after being unmasked by an enterprising newspaper reporter (Shia LaBeouf). That picture starts shooting September 14.
We also hear Marling is circling Paramount’s One Shot, the recently green-lit “Jack Reacher” thriller starring Tom Cruise as Lee Childs’s infamous drifter. We hear Marling is being considered for the part of Helen Rodin, the defense attorney who squares off against her father, the district attorney of Indianapolis, to defend a sniper from multiple murder charges. It’s competing with Company, because it's scheduled to start shooting on September 27. There is no clarity yet as to which, if any, outside projects will get a commitment from Marling: For now, she's got choices.