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Redford to play Rather in film about CBS fallout

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  • Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in a film about the CBS anchor's disputed report about President George W. Bush's National Guard service during the Vietnam War. The film, titled "Truth," will be adapted from the memoir "Truth And Duty: The Press, The President, And The Privilege Of Power" by CBS producer Mary Mapes. Cate Blanchett is signed on to play Mapes.

      Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in a film about the CBS anchor's disputed report about President George W. Bush's National Guard service during the Vietnam War. The film, titled "Truth," will be adapted from the memoir "Truth And Duty: The Press, The President, And The Privilege Of Power" by CBS producer Mary Mapes. Cate Blanchett is signed on to play Mapes.
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NEW YORK -- Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in a film about the former CBS anchor's disputed report about President George W. Bush's National Guard service during the Vietnam War.

Mythology Entertainment says the film is titled "Truth," and will be adapted from the memoir "Truth And Duty: The Press, The President, And The Privilege Of Power" by former CBS producer Mary Mapes. The production company says Cate Blanchett is signed on to play Mapes.

"Truth" will be written and directed by James Vanderbilt. It's the directorial debut of the writer of "The Amazing Spider-Man," "Zodiac" and "White House Down."

No studio is yet attached to distribute the film. Shooting is expected to begin in the fall.

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