Robert De Niro and Shia LaBeouf to star in crime drama After Exile
According to Deadline, Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro and Shia LaBeouf will star in the crime drama After Exile, based on the true events from writer Michael Tovo’s life. LaBeouf will be play the role of ex-convict Mike Delaney with De Niro set to play his father Ted Delaney.
After Exile will follow the story of Mike Delaney who, after being released from prison for killing an innocent man after a violent robbery, must re-enter his old life where he and his ex-criminal father attempt to save his younger brother from a life of drugs and crime. The drama is about the difficult trajectory toward forgiveness and redemption. De Niro will play Ted Delaney, an ex-con who lost his wife years ago and now suffers from alcoholism and guilt. All he has left is the instinct to save his two sons from the dark and destructive paths they are on.
The film will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern from a script co-written by Anthony Thorne and Michael Tovo. It will be produced by Thorne and Steve Synder of Pacific Shore Films with Les Cohen serving as an executive producer.
De Niro will next be seen in Todd Phillips’ highly-anticipated Joker and in Netflix’s upcoming The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorsese. LaBeouf can next be seen in his semi-biographical film Honey Boy which will be released by Amazon Studios on November 8.
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