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Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/4/14 | Pamela McClintock

Posted on 09/04/2014 7:46:43 PM PDT by SueRae

RatPac, Echo Lake and FilmNation have boarded the Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett project

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 200409; 20040909; barnes; brownshirtsforkerry; buckhead; danrather; fakebutaccurate; kerry2004; kerry2016; marymapes; mediabias; rathergate; revisionism
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I can guess how many of the fine researchers here were consulted in the making of this "film". A Redford whitewash project..figures.
1 posted on 09/04/2014 7:46:44 PM PDT by SueRae
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Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth,

I expect a lot more mythology than truth.

2 posted on 09/04/2014 7:47:45 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: SueRae

This should insure that George W. will not be President in 2016.


3 posted on 09/04/2014 7:49:51 PM PDT by kempster
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To: SueRae

Will Redford’s portrayal be “Rather” Liberal?


4 posted on 09/04/2014 7:50:07 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SueRae

Hope the Hollywood commies waste a lot of money on this lie.


5 posted on 09/04/2014 7:50:11 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: SueRae

PLEASE don’t tell me they’re trying to rehabilitate that asshat, at least not with the idea of bringing him back. Yeccch.


6 posted on 09/04/2014 7:50:21 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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This should insure that George W. will not be President in 2016.

Hmmmm, then maybe it IS a good idea after all!

7 posted on 09/04/2014 7:51:43 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: SueRae

Who wants to see Redford in anything? Answer: nobody.
Who will play the Freeper that exposed Rather’s faked document? Answer: nobody. That part will be left out.


8 posted on 09/04/2014 7:51:59 PM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: SueRae

Redford knows how to do “fake, but accurate”.


9 posted on 09/04/2014 7:52:42 PM PDT by o-n-money
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Who will play the Freeper that exposed Rather’s faked document? Answer: nobody. That part will be left out.

Link to the original Post 47.

10 posted on 09/04/2014 7:55:03 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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Well if it’s like any of Redford’s recent films it’s guaranteed to be boring and lose money. I say go for it.


11 posted on 09/04/2014 7:57:26 PM PDT by lp boonie (Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment)
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I bet liberal amounts of “truthiness’ was applied just like dan rathers reporting that got him fired by exposing liberalism and their lies in such a way it could not be denied.


12 posted on 09/04/2014 7:58:26 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Take a look at my FR home page for Colorado outdoor photos!)
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Oh please, I knew when Lt Dan shined the lights on the marines landing on the Irag beach he should have been popped by some targeted marine. Put me in danger and see what happens to you.


13 posted on 09/04/2014 7:58:47 PM PDT by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
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Who will play the Freeper that exposed Rather’s faked document?

They'll probably get Gollum from LOTR.

14 posted on 09/04/2014 7:59:58 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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So progressives are about to make a movie which will lie about an attempt to steal a presidential election and call it "truth."

Why not, the President of the United States has a walking oxymoron, Josh Earnest, as a spokesman allegedly purveying "truth" to the American people.


15 posted on 09/04/2014 8:01:32 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: SueRae; Buckhead

09/09/2004 is the 10th anniversary of Buckhead’s legendary post.


16 posted on 09/04/2014 8:04:46 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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Scandal? Hmmmm....you mean that scandal that FReepers pulled
the covers off of? Let me know how many of you guys are
going to audition.


17 posted on 09/04/2014 8:05:18 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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That’s the only green this’ll ever see


18 posted on 09/04/2014 8:05:48 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Graewoulf

Will Redford’s portrayal be “Rather” Liberal?


Yes, I’m sure it will be Rather biased.


19 posted on 09/04/2014 8:06:44 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: nathanbedford

I’m surprised you weighed in on this.

The left doing their best to clear Dan Rather. They themselves know this is idiotic.

Let them go after Obama’s military record instead.....


20 posted on 09/04/2014 8:07:07 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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