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Robert Redford to Play
Dan Rather in ´Truth´

Hollywood Reporter, by Rebecca Ford

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/9/2014 9:14:56 PM

Screenwriter James Vanderbilt will make his directorial debut with the film, which will also star Cate Blanchett. Robert Redford has signed on to play Dan Rather in Truth, a film based on the 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. The book, written by Rather´s producer Mary Mapes, centers on the firestorm 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 documents that turned out to be forgeries.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scrubber, 7/9/2014 9:21:08 PM     (No. 9917596)

An old lefty portraying an old lefty. Whodathunk?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Angry Dumbo, 7/9/2014 9:26:49 PM     (No. 9917605)

So who plays the infamous Lucy Ramirez in this aptly titled comedy?


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/9/2014 9:27:08 PM     (No. 9917606)

Dan Rather and "truth" in the same sentence?
What a laugh.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: harleynyc, 7/9/2014 9:27:59 PM     (No. 9917607)

Next thing you know they´ll be giving Rather the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: guyfromnh, 7/9/2014 9:31:05 PM     (No. 9917612)

So... what´s the frequency going to be, Kenneth?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 7/9/2014 9:31:34 PM     (No. 9917614)

´Kook´, more like.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nimby, 7/9/2014 9:46:55 PM     (No. 9917634)

What truth? The progressives´ version?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 7/9/2014 9:50:40 PM     (No. 9917642)

The left trying desperately to resurrect their reputation. History being rewritten and spun as you watch. There will be no truth here, only propaganda.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ronniethek, 7/9/2014 10:05:58 PM     (No. 9917662)

Isn´t it rich....send in the clowns.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56, 7/9/2014 10:16:25 PM     (No. 9917676)

Dan Rather as "truth."

That´s like Michael Moore playing James Bond.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 7/9/2014 10:17:40 PM     (No. 9917678)

This is basically another opportunity for leftists to slime Bush. I´m sure it will be the financial success all Hollywood hit jobs against conservatives have been of late. These Hollywood lefties should simply rent a room when the picture is done and show it to their sycophants and then call it a day. They´ll all feel good, and for them it´s all about feelings.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/9/2014 10:20:09 PM     (No. 9917682)

#5 In answer to your question, I give it one week then straight to DVD. Robert Redford no longer has the drawing power he once had, and the subject matter is a big snore.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 7/9/2014 10:20:43 PM     (No. 9917683)

I predict Box Office Poison and an agonizing quick death faster than a jack rabbit on a scorched Texas highway!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: toddh, 7/9/2014 10:24:24 PM     (No. 9917688)

There is no truth in the news. There is no news in the truth.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 7/9/2014 10:47:39 PM     (No. 9917708)

Will make slightly more than "Hard Choices".

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Reply 16 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/9/2014 10:50:06 PM     (No. 9917710)

How will we know the difference?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: agrunt, 7/9/2014 10:56:44 PM     (No. 9917719)

One dirtbag playing another.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 7/9/2014 11:03:42 PM     (No. 9917727)

When you know someone´s character and conscience, the [former pleasing] façade is no longer alluring...

Unfortunately, gives the once great The Sting, an ironic new meaning.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: joew9, 7/9/2014 11:09:57 PM     (No. 9917734)

I´ve always said that when you read the forged documents the guy was mostly complaining that Bush wasn´t becoming a lifer in the military. No one seemed to point out that that had to mean that he must have thought Bush was really good. If Bush was no good it wouldn´t make sense to complain that he didn´t sign up for more terms.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: sw penn, 7/9/2014 11:11:29 PM     (No. 9917736)

Stay home.
The less money liberals have
the less damage they can do.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: GO3, 7/9/2014 11:20:36 PM     (No. 9917746)

Mapes should have been prosecuted for revealing classified material on the Abu Ghraib investigation and bragging about it. She writes a book, and now Snowden´s hero, "Sneakers" Redford gets to star in the movie. Terrific.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: droopydog, 7/9/2014 11:44:01 PM     (No. 9917769)

Lemme think here...Dan Rather lied and fabricated (fake but true) and got caught. Knowing Redford, he´s going to try to fabricate the REAL fake truth...the ironclad fake truth!...just in time for the mid-terms, I suspect.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: cThree, 7/9/2014 11:49:41 PM     (No. 9917773)

"The Truth"? Hahaha...

I´ll pass.

At least until it appears on Jeopardy ("I´ll take ´Hagiography´ for $100, Alex.")

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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/10/2014 12:04:26 AM     (No. 9917783)

oh boy

another fun movie for a Saturday night

where do they come up with these sure-fire hits?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: pessimist, 7/10/2014 12:05:16 AM     (No. 9917784)

Has anyone been kind enough to tell Robert Redford that he hasn´t been a sex symbol for the past quarter century?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: harper, 7/10/2014 1:15:10 AM     (No. 9917827)

No geezer like two old, commie geezers.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: steveW, 7/10/2014 1:24:23 AM     (No. 9917830)

May the gods save us from these people. They just won´t stop until Truth is obliterated everywhere.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: PChristopher, 7/10/2014 2:11:29 AM     (No. 9917833)

Robert Redford? Dan Rather? Truth?

Too much irony for me so early in the morning.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/10/2014 3:13:41 AM     (No. 9917846)

No problem for the movie. The libtard Tinseltown sycophants will merely turn the fake documents into real documents.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jglas, 7/10/2014 12:45:21 PM     (No. 9918442)

How can he miss, an actor´s performance is by definition fake but authentic.

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