Cannes: Sony Classics Buys ‘Truth,’ Robert Redford/Cate Blanchett Film About Dan Rather

Directed by James Vanderbilt, the drama deals with the scandal that drove Rather out of CBS News

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the U.S. rights to “Truth,” a Robert Redford/Cate Blanchett film about the scandal that led to the departure of Dan Rather from CBS News, TheWrap has confirmed.

Screenwriter James Vanderbilt made his directorial debut on the film, which stars Redford as Rather and Blamchett as “60 Minutes” producer Mary Mapes. Mapes worked with Rather on a story about how George W. Bush avoided serving in Vietnam in 1968, but relied on possibly forged documents.

The film is based on Mapes’ memoir “Truth and Duty: The Press, the President and the Privilege of Power.” The cast also includes Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace and Elisabeth Moss.

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