Shailene Woodley will star opposite Robert De Niro and Shia LaBeouf in After Exile.
The drama feature helmed by Michael Stern was penned by Michel Tovo and is based on true events from his life.
Per the official logline — “After Exile is the story of Mike Delaney (LaBeouf) 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 (De Niro) 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.”
According to Variety, Woodley will play a woman who grew up with LaBeouf’s Mike and suffered through a troubled relationship. After he leaves prison, she tries to reconnect.
Filming is set to begin in November in Philadelphia.