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4 October 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »


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Truth Trailer Tries To Hook You With Intensity Of Repercussions

30 September 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Truth is about to hit theaters (October 16), and it seems both surprising and curiously ironic that it isn’t getting a bigger marketing push. Anything with Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett demands a serious effort to get people into seats, and if you then add Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss, and Dennis Quaid, you have to wonder why you haven’t been hearing about this one almost non-stop for months.

Then you realize it’s a movie about Dan Rather and the news story about the President’s alleged Awol status during Vietnam, and it dawns on you that you’re probably going to this, or not, no matter who they cast and/or how much marketing they throw at you.

The film is written and directed by James Vanderbilt, which is somewhat telling in itself. While Vanderbilt has penned some interesting screenplays (Zodiac), he’s also put out some that »

- Marc Eastman

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29 September 2015 9:09 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »


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How Sony's free streaming service is trying to take on Netflix and Amazon

29 September 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Crackle has recruited Dennis Quaid for The Art of More, its marquee piece of original content, but in a crowded marketplace can it make enough noise?

He’s known, of course, for feature film productions such as The Day After Tomorrow as well as other big-budget spectacles that play out on cinema screens over a couple of hours. But The Art of More, a forthcoming TV drama for which Dennis Quaid is a star and executive producer, represents a different kind of creative gamble.

The series, premiering in November, is the first one-hour original drama from Crackle, Sony Pictures Television’s streaming TV service. That makes the show a new kind of media from a still relatively new player that’s looking to distinguish itself amid the pitched battle between streaming content companies for talent, buzz and viewer attention.

Related: Jane the Virgin: Netflix gets global rights to the Us telenovela comedy

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- Andy Meek

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Casting call for Fortitude 2

25 September 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Fortitude 2

Julie Harkin Casting are looking for the following South East Asian character for Fortitude 2.

The critically acclaimed dramatic crime thriller written by Simon Donald for Sky Atlantic produced by Fifty Fathoms/Tiger Aspect is back. Fortitude 2; the next chapter.

Dennis Quaid will play Michael Lennox.10 episodes x 1hr

Overall Shoot Period:  Early January - End July 2016

Bianca Mankyo (Female - playing age 17-19 but must be over 18)

Polite daughter to Hong Mankyo who works stacking shelves at his supermarket. A computer hacker in her spare time, Bianca has been meeting with Michael Lennox and provided him with secret data on King Crab population and locations. She is the ex girlfriend of Rune, but they haven’t talked in a while; she loved him very much and took the break up hard. Scathing of Edie, Rune’s new girlfriend. Recently she's been paranoid and doesn’t feel safe anymore. 

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First poster and trailer for Truth starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford

24 September 2015 2:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived for newsroom-based drama Truth, which tells the true story of CBS News journalist Mary Mapes, who was anchorman Dan Rather’s producer. Check out the trailer below, along with the first poster…

Written for the screen and directed by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), Truth stars Oscar winners Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) and Robert Redford (A Walk in the Woods) as Mapes and Rather respectively, alongside Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow), Topher Grace (American Ultra), Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men).

Truth is 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 Blanchet), 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 »

- Scott J. Davis

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‘Truth’ Trailer Examines the ‘Rathergate’ Story Behind the Story (Video)

23 September 2015 5:56 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for James Vanderbilt‘s directorial debut “Truth,” which examines the story behind the “Rathergate” scandal that reared its ugly head in 2010. Robert Redford plays veteran CBS newsman Dan Rather, while Cate Blanchett stars as his award-winning “60 Minutes” producer Mary Mapes. Rather stepped down from his anchor post after a controversial report on George W. Bush’s service record threatened to derail his career. Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss and Dennis Quaid co-star as the researchers behind the story, and they’re joined by Bruce Greenwood, Stacy Keach and David Lyons. Also Read: Toronto: Elisabeth Moss on. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Cancelled: "Crazy Mama" 40th Anniversary Screening, L.A., September 24

23 September 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Notice: The Royal Laemmle Theatre In L.A Has Announced That This Screening Has Been Cancelled! Click Here

Jonathan Demme’s 1975 film Crazy Mama, which stars Cloris Leachman, Stuart Whitman, Ann Southern, and Jim Backus, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be holding a special one-night-only showing of the 83-minute film on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 7:30 pm.

Actress Cloris Leachman is scheduled to appear at the screening and is due to partake in a post-screening Q & A for a discussion on the making of the film.

From the press release:

Crazy Mama was one of the early movies directed by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Melvin and Howard, Married to the Mob, Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married). Produced by Roger and Julie Corman, the film follows three generations of women (played by Cloris Leachman, Ann Sothern as her mother, »

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'Truth' Trailer Stars Robert Redford as Dan Rather

23 September 2015 10:54 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

10 years ago, legendary news anchor Dan Rather was forced to step down from his post as CBS News anchor after reporting that President George W. Bush went Awol while serving for the National Guard during the Vietnam War. This fall, the story behind how that scandal unfolded will be told in the new drama Truth, which has just released the first trailer and poster, through Yahoo! Movies. Robert Redford stars as Dan Rather, with Cate Blanchett playing his producer Mary Mapes. Sony Pictures classics has handed out an October 16 release date, following its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Based on the book "Truth and Duty" by Mary Mapes, in the vein of All the President's Men and The Insider, Truth 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, »

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Watch: Cate Blanchett & Robert Redford Lead the First 'Truth' Trailer

23 September 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

"Here's to a great story." Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the first official trailer for Truth, the drama about Dan Rather and his controversy in 2004 reporting on the President. Robert Redford stars as Dan Rather, and Cate Blanchett plays Mary Mapes, his cohort at CBS working on putting together the news. The supporting cast includes Elisabeth Moss, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, Bruce Greenwood, David Lyons and John Benjamin Hickey. Our writer Marco just reviewed Truth out of Tiff 2015 a few days ago, calling it "an adult drama that pulls no punches and is massively entertaining". This looks pretty dang good, an intelligent counterpoint to the truth-telling in the other journalism film Spotlight. Check it. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for James Vanderbilt's Truth, originally from Yahoo: For more updates follow @sonyclassics. A behind-the-scenes look at news anchor Dan Rather during his final days at C.B.S. News »

- Alex Billington

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Watch: Dan Rather Unravels in 'Truth' Trailer, Starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett

23 September 2015 9:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: 'Truth' Clip Has the First Glimpse of Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in Action "Truth" centers on beloved newsman Dan Rather and veteran news producer Mary Mapes as they break the story that ultimately broke their careers. The film depicts the 2004 controversy now known as Rathergate, wherein Rather falsely reported on CBS' "60 Minutes" that George W. Bush had gone Awol during the Vietnam War. The ensuing firestorm shook CBS News to its core and forced Rather to resign. "Truth" depicts how the lies made their way to air. The film, which enjoyed its world premiere at Tiff earlier this month, stars Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett as Rather and Mapes, respectively. The drama also features Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss and Dennis Quaid and marks writer-director James Vanderbilt's first effort behind the camera. "Truth" hits theaters on October 16. Watch the trailer above, courtesy of Yahoo!. Read More: Toronto: Dan Rather. »

- Karen Brill

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Rathergate Unfolds In Gripping New Trailer For James Vanderbilt’s Political Drama Truth

23 September 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Rathergate was the term given to the newsroom controversy surrounding denounced journalist and news anchor Dan Rather, who was excised from his position at the helm of CBS News after his scathing report on George W. Bush’s alleged war record blew up in the face of both him and his loyal producer and friend, Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett). It’s a fascinating, complex slice of journalism history, and one that will underpin James Vanderbilt’s political drama Truth, which today unveiled a new trailer in the wake of its premiere at Tiff 2015.

Marking Vanderbilt’s directorial debut – following his producing role on David Fincher’s Zodiac – Truth stars Captain America: The Winter Solider alum Robert Redford in the role of the shunned reporter, who shines a spotlight on Bush’s time in the National Guard and questions whether the former Potus went Awol during the Vietnam War.

As today’s trailer suggests, »

- Michael Briers

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Truth Gets A New Trailer and Movie Poster

23 September 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

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. The new movie stars Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss, and Dennis Quaid. Written and directed by James Vanderbilt. “Truth” opens in theaters on October 16. (via Yahoo! Movies)

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- Rudie Obias

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Here's the True Story of the Scandal That Caused Dan Rather to Step Down

23 September 2015 8:48 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Cate Blanchett stars as the 60 Minutes producer who developed the story about President George W. Bush going Awol during his military service in the trailer for Truth. The drama shows the behind-the-scenes portion of the events that led to Dan Rather's resignation in 2008. Shortly after breaking the story, the team's source was questioned and a media with hunt ensued. Knowing the outcome, it should be interesting to see an insider's perspective on the scandal. Robert Redford is playing Dan Rather, opposite Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, and Topher Grace. The movie will be in select theaters on Oct. 16! »

- Maggie Pehanick

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‘Truth’ Trailer: Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett Recreate “Rathergate”

23 September 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Prepare to relive very recent history with Truth, James Vanderbilt‘s drama about the “Rathergate” scandal. Robert Redford plays CBS News anchor Dan Rather, and Cate Blanchett his producer Mary Mapes. Toper Grace, Elisabeth Moss, Dennis Quaid, Bruce Greenwood, and Stacy Keach also star. Watch the Truth trailer after the jump. Yahoo debuted the first Truth trailer. […]

The post ‘Truth’ Trailer: Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett Recreate “Rathergate” appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Watch: First Trailer For "Rathergate" Film 'Truth' Starring Cate Blanchett & Robert Redford, From The Writer Of 'Zodiac'

23 September 2015 7:27 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We kind of thought the fall film schedule was pretty filled up, especially from Sony Pictures Classics who already have a rich slate coming, but last month the studio reminded us there was yet another Cate Blanchett film on the way. Based on the "Rathergate" scandal of 2010 — venerable CBS news anchor Dan Rather stepping down from his post after an erroneous report ruined his career — "Truth" is an upcoming drama starring Blanchett and Robert Redford that is the directorial debut of James Vanderbilt, the writer behind "Zodiac," both "Amazing Spider-Man" films and “White House Down” among many others. The movie also co-stars Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss, and Dennis Quaid. Here's the official synopsis: Truth is 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 Blanchet »

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First Trailer & Poster: "Truth"

23 September 2015 6:38 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One of the biggest success stories of the Fall film festival circuit so far is "Truth," the director debut of "Zodiac" scribe James Vanderbilt which managed to land a massive cast including Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Stacey Keach, Bruce Greenwood and Elisabeth Moss.

The first trailer and poster are now out for the Sony Pictures Classics film which deals with the famed 2010 scandal involving venerable CBS news anchor Dan Rather who retired after erroneous report about George W. Bush ruined his career and almost took down all of CBS News in the process.

The film gets a limited release on October 16th before a nationwide expansion later in the month.


- Garth Franklin

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Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford Forge the ‘Truth’ In First Trailer

23 September 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After writing Zodiac and some Sony tentpoles that are best left unnamed, James Vanderbilt embarked on his directorial debut, Truth. The drama follows Robert Redford as CBS anchor Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes in the adaptation of the true 60 Minutes II scandal surrounding the Killian documents. Adapted from Mapes’ 2005 memoir, it tracks their flimsy story that George W. Bush got the upper hand from his father to avoid the draft.

We said in our review, “Unfortunately, just as Vanderbilt seeks to show how politically unbiased Mapes and her crack team were in uncovering what looks to be truth, neither he nor she—whose memoir the film is based upon—are. With a soaring score and lingering shots doing everything but placing an angelic aura around the frame’s subject, Truth is less about finding truth or explaining how fluid the search for it is than to »

- Jordan Raup

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Interview: Ramin Bahrani Talks '99 Homes,' The Differing Styles Of Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon & More

22 September 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As befitting his nuanced, observational approach toward narrative in his films (“Chop Shop”, “Goodbye Solo”), director Ramin Bahrani didn’t force his latest project “99 Homes” away from its path towards genre. “Initially when I went down to Florida [for research into the U.S. housing crisis], I thought I was making something more like my other films—a social drama,” explained Bahrani when we spoke with him recently in Los Angeles. “But Florida told me, 'No, you’re making a thriller.' Because every real estate broker carries a gun; because the corruption is so mind-boggling.” Following the swift eviction of the Nash family led by Dennis (Andrew Garfield), and Dennis’ uneasy partnership with the ruthless broker (Michael Shannon) who profited from it, the film also represents a step up in scale for Bahrani. His last feature “At Any Price” toyed with the combination of his humanist style with recognizable faces (Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid), but here he perfects that groove with. »

- Charlie Schmidlin

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Pooch Hall Knows ‘A Dog’s Purpose’, Doug McKeon Joins Lbj

18 September 2015 5:35 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Pooch Hall will be kind to animals, as he’s joined the cast of DreamWorks’ A Dog’s Purpose. Based on the best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, the film tracks a dog’s experience through several reincarnations as he looks through his purpose through each life, while interacting with different human companions. Hall plays a young man who meets the love of his life thanks to the dog’s machinations. Bradley Cooper stars as the voice of the dog, with Dennis Quaid, Britt… »

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