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Toronto: Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight (Exclusive)
Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/04/2014 | Pamela McClintock

Posted on 09/04/2014 3:42:50 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan

James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall.

Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's sure to whet appetites).

Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth, which was first announced in July.

Based on Mapes' 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power, Truth centers on the on the firestorm and ensuing "Rathergate" scandal that erupted in September of 2004 after Rather reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, a report that was based on some documents that were suspected to be forgeries.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


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"Suspected forgeries" *snort*
1 posted on 09/04/2014 3:42:50 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Buckhead; Jim Robinson

Rathergate ping.


2 posted on 09/04/2014 3:43:12 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Still can’t give it up.

And still can’t arouse the least interest in O’s fraudulent history.


3 posted on 09/04/2014 3:44:32 PM PDT by marron
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To: BuckeyeTexan

One to miss.


4 posted on 09/04/2014 3:45:59 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Death of a President, Part II.


5 posted on 09/04/2014 3:46:16 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
I'd Rather not see it if Robert Redford is making it.
6 posted on 09/04/2014 3:46:19 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: marron

Can anyone locate the flashing graphic of the Bush memo superimposed on the Microsoft word document ?


7 posted on 09/04/2014 3:47:03 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: BuckeyeTexan; Buckhead; Jim Robinson

8 posted on 09/04/2014 3:49:02 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

9 posted on 09/04/2014 3:50:02 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

To this day, liberals continue to gloss over and spin the story.

Bottom line is those documents were indeed forgeries, Rather knew they were forgeries, but he still passed them off as authentic. He should have been thrown in the slammer.


10 posted on 09/04/2014 3:51:35 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I don’t know if you guys hear

Sony and George Clooney are doing Rupert Murdoch hack scandal no word yet on casting


11 posted on 09/04/2014 3:51:36 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor”

Yeah. . .like this movie will be an accurate reflection of the fraud and deceit Rather engaged in. . .


12 posted on 09/04/2014 3:52:05 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: martin_fierro

Okay we need casting call who could play Dan Rather and some of the Freepers who busted Dan Rather

Name some actors


13 posted on 09/04/2014 3:52:10 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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Bookmarking


14 posted on 09/04/2014 3:52:14 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: martin_fierro

Credit-where-credit-is-due BUMP.

I wasn’t around here then. So, I’m gonna sit back, shut up, and bow. ;)


15 posted on 09/04/2014 3:52:44 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Paging Buckhead.
I hope they don’t leave out this important role.


16 posted on 09/04/2014 3:57:12 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Even the casting is funny. Robert Redford as Rather and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes.

Notice the resemblance? LOL!

17 posted on 09/04/2014 3:57:43 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Forged Bush Memos - Someone used Word and had AutoCorrect turned on.

18 posted on 09/04/2014 3:58:04 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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To: dead

Not really. Cate Blanchett is beautiful.


19 posted on 09/04/2014 3:58:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dead

The Lady Galadriel worked for Dan Rather?


20 posted on 09/04/2014 3:59:33 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I watched this entire thing unfold on freep that night. The documents were exposed as a fraud within a few hours.

The flashing graphic sealed RaThers fate.

Watching him squirm over the next several weeks was a sight to behold. Finally CBS canned his ass.


21 posted on 09/04/2014 3:59:47 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: dead

Harpo Marx


22 posted on 09/04/2014 4:01:03 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Fred Nerks

Thanks. I gotta save this !!


23 posted on 09/04/2014 4:01:47 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Fred Nerks

Thanks. I gotta save this !!


24 posted on 09/04/2014 4:01:57 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: SevenofNine
I would go with William Hickey as Rather and a young Johnny Whitaker as Mary Mapes.


25 posted on 09/04/2014 4:03:34 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Classic liberal ploy. If history doesn’t support your side, just re-write it. Fake but accurate.


26 posted on 09/04/2014 4:04:14 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: martin_fierro

Who is being cast as Buckhead?


27 posted on 09/04/2014 4:04:41 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Col Frank Slade; TankerKC; Buckhead

I remember...TankerKC mentioned it first, I think it was the famous comment 41 from Buckhead that opened Pandora’s Box. Those were the days...


28 posted on 09/04/2014 4:05:15 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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To: SevenofNine

“Okay we need casting call who could play Dan Rather and some of the Freepers who busted Dan Rather”


I would love the FR thread that exposed this—I was here that day and was delighted.

.


29 posted on 09/04/2014 4:06:00 PM PDT by Mears
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To: marron
Some things you just can't make up:

"Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth..."

30 posted on 09/04/2014 4:08:34 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Mears

Mapes looks like Wasserman Shultz with less mayonnaise in the hair.


31 posted on 09/04/2014 4:09:38 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Rodamala
I would choose HUGH JACKMAN as Buckhead:


32 posted on 09/04/2014 4:11:19 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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To: Mears
I would love the FR thread that exposed this—I was here that day and was delighted.

Post 47

33 posted on 09/04/2014 4:14:44 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: BuckeyeTexan
so who's gonna play Buckhead???
34 posted on 09/04/2014 4:15:26 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Rodamala

Ah, those were the days at FR.


35 posted on 09/04/2014 4:15:47 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Rodamala

Thanks-—that was quite a day.

.


36 posted on 09/04/2014 4:19:23 PM PDT by Mears
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To: BuckeyeTexan

What's the frequency Kenneth?

37 posted on 09/04/2014 4:20:36 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I can’t wait to see how Robert Redford and Kate Blanchet make Rather and Mapes look like a 21st century Woodward and Bernstein. Maybe even a name change to, “All the President’s Men all”


38 posted on 09/04/2014 4:23:14 PM PDT by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Phillip Nolan by the day.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
"What's the frequency Kenneth?"

5.56mm

39 posted on 09/04/2014 4:25:10 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: dead
Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes

This would have been a much better casting choice.


40 posted on 09/04/2014 4:25:50 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Col Frank Slade

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killian_documents_controversy

see INTERNET SKEPTICISM SPREADS

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1210516/replies?c=107


41 posted on 09/04/2014 4:26:53 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Liberal moonbats believe in the seriousness of the charge - that’s what’s important.


42 posted on 09/04/2014 4:27:29 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Was Told Nobody Is Perfect But Yet, Here I Am)
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To: martin_fierro

Are Jim and Buckhead available to play themselves?


43 posted on 09/04/2014 4:31:17 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FReerepublic: Bring a FRiend!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Buckhead will be played by Jon Voight, and JimRob by Peter Dinklage.


44 posted on 09/04/2014 4:32:36 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Mears

Buckhead vs. Dan Rather Internet David Slays Media Goliath

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1227210/posts

In his now legendary post 47, Buckhead argued,

Howlin [another FReeper username], every single one of these memos to file is in a proportionally spaced font, probably Palatino or Times New Roman.


45 posted on 09/04/2014 4:35:08 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
In other words, Hollywood will try to turn an exposed fraud into a cruel attack on heroic media truth-seekers.

It will be interesting to see how they avoid what actually happened."

46 posted on 09/04/2014 4:35:38 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Hulka

They’ll likely try to make Rather look like a victim. Bank on it.


47 posted on 09/04/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT by cld51860 (Volo pro veritas)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Who will play BuckHead and JimRob?


48 posted on 09/04/2014 4:36:59 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Tupelo
And yet, Obie has done the same thing and gotten away with it, so far. He released fake and inaccurate birth certificate and gets by with it.

Something is truly wrong with our country!

49 posted on 09/04/2014 4:38:16 PM PDT by Know et al (Keep on Freepin'!!!)
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To: Mr. K

Cary Grant and John Wayne, of course.


50 posted on 09/04/2014 4:38:35 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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