Truth — Sneak Peek Clip: "Let's Start From The Beginning"

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added: Mon, Sep 14th '15

In its heyday, the long-running news program "60 Minutes" was widely respected for their accurate investigative reporting. But sometimes even the most veteran of newsmen can be fooled. Which was the case for Dan Rather, who in the new film "Truth" is played by film legend Robert Redford. Check out an early clip from the fact-based newsroom drama, which is receiving critical acclaim from its recent premiere at TIFF.

The film follows the iconic news anchor as he and his television producer Mary Mapes (played by Cate Blanchett) uncovered what they thought was credible evidence that gave President George W. Bush preferential treatment to avoid fighting in the Vietnam War. The documents that were later proven to be falsified eventually ended the career of Mapes and also forced Rather to leave the CBS News Network after 43 years.

"Truth" is based on Mary Mapes 2005 book "Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power," and written for the screen by James Vanderbilt ("Zodiac," "The Amazing Spider-Man"), who makes his directorial debut. The upcoming drama co-stars Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss, Bruce Greenwood, Stacy Keach, and Dennis Quaid. The film is scheduled to be released in select theaters on October 16th.

synopsis:
TRUTH is an independent feature film based on the book "Truth and Duty" by Mary Mapes. In the vein of "All The President's Men" and "The Insider", it is the incredible true story of Mary Mapes (played by Cate Blanchett), an award-winning CBS News Journalist and Dan Rather's producer, who broke the Abu-Ghraib prison abuse story, among others.

The film chronicles the story Mapes and Rather uncovered that a sitting US president may have been AWOL from the United States National Guard for over a year during the Vietnam War. When the story blew up in their face, the ensuing scandal ruined Dan Rather's career, nearly changed a US Presidential election, and almost took down all of CBS News in the process.

 

directed by   James Vanderbilt

starring   Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss, Bruce Greenwood, Stacy Keach, John Benjamin Hickey, Dermot Mulroney, Dennis Quaid

release date   October 16, 2015 (NY/LA)

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