Skip to comments.Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight
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.
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I expect a lot more mythology than truth.
This should insure that George W. will not be President in 2016.
Will Redford’s portrayal be “Rather” Liberal?
Hope the Hollywood commies waste a lot of money on this lie.
PLEASE don’t tell me they’re trying to rehabilitate that asshat, at least not with the idea of bringing him back. Yeccch.
Hmmmm, then maybe it IS a good idea after all!
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.
Redford knows how to do “fake, but accurate”.
Link to the original Post 47.
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.
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.
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.
They'll probably get Gollum from LOTR.
Why not, the President of the United States has a walking oxymoron, Josh Earnest, as a spokesman allegedly purveying "truth" to the American people.
09/09/2004 is the 10th anniversary of Buckhead’s legendary post.
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.
That’s the only green this’ll ever see
Will Redfords portrayal be Rather Liberal?
Yes, I’m sure it will be Rather biased.
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.....
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