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Robert Redford to Star in J.C. Chandor’s Next Film

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11:  Robert Redford attends the Mann V. Ford screening at Time Warner Center Screening Room on July 11, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

While Robert Redford has worked more off-camera than on recently, directing, doing environmental activism, and being Mr. Sundance, he's currently in talks to return to leading (elder states)man status. For his next film, Margin Call director J.C. Chandor's working on a man-against-nature story that he wrote with Redford in mind.  The film, currently called All Is Lost, would have Redford heroically fighting the elements while trapped alone at sea. It's a brave choice for Redford considering that the role wouldn't just be physically taxing, but creatively challenging, given that it's basically a one-man show. Maybe once you direct The Legend of Bagger Vance, everything else seems like cake.

Photo: Michael Loccisano/2011 Getty Images