Truth — Trailer

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added: Wed, Sep 23rd '15

Almost four decades after Robert Redford portrayed Bob Woodward in the 1976 classic film "All the President's Men," the 79-year-old actor is once again portraying an iconic newsman -- only this time, the movie is about the scandal that brought him down.

Check out the first trailer for "Truth," the upcoming fact-based newsroom drama about how a 2004 botched-up investigative piece about President George W. Bush's National Guard record during the Vietnam War led to the firing of award-winning television news producer Mary Mapes (played by Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett), which in effect forced CBS to cut all ties with veteran news anchor Dan Rather (played by Redford).

Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, Bruce Greenwood, John Benjamin Hickey and Stacy Keach co-star.

Based on Mapes' 2006 memoir "Truth and Duty," the film marks the directorial debut of screenwriter James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, White House Down).

"Truth," which premiered to mostly positive reviews at TIFF last week, is slated to open 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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