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Dennis Quaid cast in Dan Rather drama 'Truth'

30 September 2014 3:22 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

EW has confirmed that Dennis Quaid has been cast in Truth, the drama pic that depicts Dan Rather’s fall from grace at CBS when he infamously reported a damaging report on George W. Bush that turned out to be false. Deadline first reported the news of Quaid’s casting.

Quaid will play Colonel Roger Charles and joins a cast that includes Robert Redford, who will be playing Dan Rather; Cate Blanchett, who will be playing 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes; and Elisabeth Moss. James Vanderbilt will direct and write the project, which is currently in pre-production. »

- Teresa Jue

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Dennis Quaid Will Seek Out The Truth In Dan Rather Scandal Flick

30 September 2014 1:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The story behind Dan Rather’s ruined reputation following his report on George W. Bush’s dodginess during Vietnam is heading to the big screen. That logline alone is enough to warrant a starry line-up, due to its heavy-hitting nature. Plus, who doesn’t love a juicy scandal?  With principal photography set to begin next week on Truth, another big name has joined the cast.

The news comes via Deadline, whose sources reveal that Dennis Quaid has signed on to appear as Colonel Roger Charles. He’ll be starring alongside Robert Redford who’s snagged the role of iconic newscaster, Rather; and Cate Blanchett who’s tackling the part of 60 Minutes producer, Mary Mapes. Charles was a key figure in the drama, which saw all three embroiled in a plot to uncover Bush’s deserter tactics:

Charles served two tours in Vietnam, then in the Pentagon before becoming a liaison working with 60 Minutes II. »

- Gem Seddon

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Dennis Quaid Joins Dan Rather-George W. Bush Scandal Pic ‘Truth’

30 September 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Dennis Quaid has landed the role of Col. Roger Charles in Truth, the story of the scandal that ended the careers of veteran CBS newsman Dan Rather and 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes. The film stars Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in those two roles, with James Vanderbilt directing his script. Film starts shooting this week. Elizabeth Moss also signed on.

Quaid’s character served two tours in Vietnam, then in the Pentagon before becoming a liaison working with 60 Minutes II. He was invaluable in working with Mapes when she broke the blockbuster scandalous news story of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib. On the heels of that triumph, Charles chased the rumor that then-President George W. Bush had ducked serving in Vietnam after he graduated Yale in 1968 and instead got a cushy gig in the National Guard because of the clout of his father, who was an ambassador at the time. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Casting Net: Bryan Cranston and Matt Damon in talks to climb 'The Great Wall'

23 September 2014 4:55 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Bryan Cranston and Matt Damon are in very early talks to star in Zhang Yimou’s China-set movie The Great Wall. This is the second time the film has tried to go into production after a failed attempt by director Ed Zwick that was to star Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker. The latest draft of the supernatural adventure picture was written by Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Identity) and follows the mystery surrounding the construction of The Great Wall of China. [Deadline]

Elisabeth Moss will tell the Truth alongside Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett. The Mad Man star joins the two Oscar »

- Jake Perlman

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Casting: Paul, Moss, Magaro, Travolta, Darby

23 September 2014 4:20 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The 9th Life of Louis Drax

"Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul has signed on to join Jamie Dornan in Alexandre Aja's "The 9th Life of Louis Drax". Aja, Max Minghella, Tim Bricknell and Shawn Williamson will produce.

Based on Liz Jensen's novel and adapted by Minghella, the story centers on a psychologist (Jamie Dornan) who begins studying a young boy after a near-fatal fall. The doctor gets drawn into a complex mystery that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. Aaron Paul will play the boy's father. [Source: Variety]

Truth

Elisabeth Moss will join Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in James Vanderbilt's "Truth," a film about the scandal that followed after reporter Dan Rather claimed George W. Bush received preferential treatment to avoid the Vietnam War draft.

The aftermath, unfolding against George W. Bush's re-election campaign, left Rather's reputation in shreds and his key producer Mary Mapes sacked. »

- Garth Franklin

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Elisabeth Moss Signs On For Dan Rather Scandal Drama, Truth

23 September 2014 3:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It seems like only a moment ago that Elisabeth Moss first graced our screens as Don Draper’s astute and quirksome secretary Peggy Olson. With Mad Men set to air its final episodes next April, the actress has begun to fill her slate with movies, and the most recent addition to that overflowing schedule is real life drama, Truth.

With a title like Truth, can we expect it to be any other than a scandalous tale? No – it’s based around the aftermath of Dan Rather’s reporting on 60 Minutes II. The film will follow what happened when the anchor revealed to viewers that George W. Bush had been granted special treatment to avoid the Vietnam draft, which saw him offered a slot in the Texas Air National Guard. Dropping such a bomb caused major waves for Rather, and one of his producers, Mary Mapes, who was duly fired.

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'Mad Men' Star Elisabeth Moss Joins Robert Redford in 'Truth'

23 September 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Elisabeth Moss has joined the cast of Truth alongside Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett.

Truth follows the scandal that broke out after Dan Rather, reporting for 60 Minutes II, claimed that George W. Bush had received preferential treatment putting him in the Texas Air National Guard to avoid the Vietnam War draft. The aftermath during George W. Bush's re-election campaign left Dan Rather's reputation in shreds and resulted in the firing of his key producer Mary Mapes.

James Vanderbilt, who has written for the first two installments of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, is set to make his directorial debut with the film. The screenplay will be based on the 2005 memoir Truth And Duty: The Press, The President, And The Privilege Of Power penned by Mary Mapes.

Robert Redford is set to play Dan Rather, with Cate Blanchett playing Mary Mapes. Elisabeth Moss will play CBS veteran Lucy Scott, now a journalism professor in Dallas, »

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Elisabeth Moss joins Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett for Dan Rather scandal drama

23 September 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Though 'Mad Men' comes to an end in April 2015, it's only the beginning for Elisabeth Moss. After successfully transitioning from child actress to respected thespian with her work on "West Wing," her layered, assertive performance as Peggy Olson has turned her into an in-demand, dramatic commodity. Deadline reports that Moss will costar alongside Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in "Truth," a docudrama chronicling the botched "60 Minutes II" investigation of the "Killian documents." James Vanderbilt ("Zodiac," "White House Down") will write and direct the film, based on Mary Mapes’ 2005 memoir "Truth And Duty: The Press, The President, And The Privilege Of Power" After running four documents purporting George W. Bush's preferential treatment in the National Guard to help the sitting president avoid the Vietnam War draft, CBS, the "60 Minutes" staff, and reporter Dan Rather were left disgraced after the papers turned out to be fakes. Blowing up only »

- Matt Patches

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Elisabeth Moss Joins Cast Of ‘Truth’, Pic Based On Rathergate Scandal

23 September 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Elisabeth Moss is set to join Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in Truth, the film about the scandal that erupted after Dan Rather reported on 60 Minutes II that George W. Bush had gotten preferential treatment that put him in the Texas Air National Guard to avoid the Vietnam War draft. The ensuing scandal during Bush’s re-election campaign left Rather’s reputation in tatters and his key producer Mary Mapes fired.

James Vanderbilt, the A-list screenwriter behind the first two installments of The Amazing Spider-Man, is making his directorial debut on the pic, which is based on Mapes’ 2005 memoir Truth And Duty: The Press, The President, And The Privilege Of Power. Redford is aboard to play Rather and Blanchett will play Mapes. Moss will play CBS veteran Lucy Scott, now a journalism professor in Dallas, who is brought on board by Mapes as her new associate producer to “run point” on the story controversy. »

- The Deadline Team

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Below the Line Bookings

17 September 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sandra Marsh & Assoc. has booked d.p. Sean Bobbit (“12 Years a Slave”) (pictured middle) on Steve McQueen’s untitled HBO pilot; costume designer Sharen Davis (”Get On Up”) on J Blakeson’s “The Fifth Wave”; production designers William O. Hunter (art director on “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) on Michael Carney’s “Same Kind of Different as Me” and Charles Wood (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) on Scott Derrickson’s “Dr. Strange” for Marvel Studios; special effects supervisor Chris Reynolds (“The World’s End”) on Burr Steers’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”; and assistant director Steve Andrews (“The Bourne Legacy) on James Vanderbilt’s “Truth.”

Dattner Dispoto has booked d.p.’s Robert Gantz (“White Collar”) on Jean-Francois Richet’s “Un moment d’egarement,” David Moxness (“Graceland”) on ABC’s “Forever,” Jim Hawkinson (“Hannibal”) on SyFy’s “The Man in the High Castle” pilot and »

- Peter Caranicas

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Below the Line Bookings

17 September 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sandra Marsh & Assoc. has booked d.p. Sean Bobbit (“12 Years a Slave”) (pictured middle) on Steve McQueen’s untitled HBO pilot; costume designer Sharen Davis (”Get On Up”) on J Blakeson’s “The Fifth Wave”; production designers William O. Hunter (art director on “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) on Michael Carney’s “Same Kind of Different as Me” and Charles Wood (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) on Scott Derrickson’s “Dr. Strange” for Marvel Studios; special effects supervisor Chris Reynolds (“The World’s End”) on Burr Steers’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”; and assistant director Steve Andrews (“The Bourne Legacy) on James Vanderbilt’s “Truth.”

Dattner Dispoto has booked d.p.’s Robert Gantz (“White Collar”) on Jean-Francois Richet’s “Un moment d’egarement,” David Moxness (“Graceland”) on ABC’s “Forever,” Jim Hawkinson (“Hannibal”) on SyFy’s “The Man in the High Castle” pilot and »

- Peter Caranicas

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The Judge Review [Tiff 2014]

6 September 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It is appropriate that Robert Downey Jr. burst back onto the A-list by playing a superhero, as the actor’s cunning wit and dry charisma has single-handedly saved or repaired a variety of average films. Efforts like Two Girls and a Guy, The Soloist, Tropic Thunder and his Iron Man installments needed Downey’s caustic touch to be memorable trips to the cinema. Now, the actor is back in top-tier form, taking the mawkish, Grisham-lite drama The Judge and doing everything he can to infuse the story with sheer entertainment. He avenges a mediocre script and uneven storytelling with not only flair, but also deep sincerity.

In this earnest return to drama for Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin, Downey plays Hank Palmer, a hotshot defense attorney who only books expensive clients – “Innocent people can’t afford me,” he snipes at a prosecutor – but cannot book the time to talk with his grade-school-age daughter. »

- Jordan Adler

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Toronto: Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight (Exclusive)

3 September 2014 5:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's sure to whet appetites). Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth,

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- Pamela McClintock

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HBO, Paramount Plot ‘Shutter Island’ Series ‘Ashecliffe’ With Martin Scorsese And Dennis Lehane

25 August 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: As the TV biz prepares to celebrate another ground breaking year tonight, underwritten in no small effort by feature talent, the remarkable thing to consider is how much more of this is coming. Here’s one that has great potential: HBO and Paramount Television are making deals to turn the 2010 hit film Shutter Island into a TV series. Tentatively titled Ashecliffe, the plan is for the pilot to be directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the bestselling thriller novel that Scorsese and screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis turned into the hit film that Leonardo DiCaprio starred in.

Ashecliffe is the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place, and the series begins before the events of the film. The focus is the past of hospital, and the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by its founders who erected the hospital in the early 20th »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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The What’s What Of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3′ And ‘Sinister Six’

25 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Recently, The Amazing Spider-man 2 hit our shelves on Blu-ray and on the bonus disc associated with it are a series of extras, some of which are interviews with director Marc Webb which really sets in motions what we might expect for the sequels to the film. Specifically, what or who we may see in The Amazing Spider-man 3 and Sinister Six.

First of all is the case of Norman Osborn, who was presumed dead in the events in ASM2 due to a fatal degenerative disease.

“[Our] special project is where we’re setting up the Sinister Six and all the different, crazy technology from Oscorp has been developed sort of off the grid and this is our cryogenic, obviously this will only be seen after the movie, but this is our cryogenic headcase so we can bring him back for the sequel”

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- Matthew Ceo

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Things Get Grimm in The Library

30 July 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Anyone who's ever read a true fairy tale from The Brothers Grimm can assure you of one thing... they're not necessarily for children, and some of them are damned scary to boot! So what's next for these ancient terror tomes? A trip to The Library should yield some scares!

THR reports that Mythology Entertainment, the production company run by Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt, and Laeta Kalogridis, has teamed with comic company Zenescope Entertainment to adapt the latter's title The Library, a spinoff from Zenescope's Grimm Universe series.

The story follows the adventures of a teenage girl and her brother as they accidentally unlock various portals within an historic library that physically transport them into the strange worlds of the books that surround them.

No writer is attached at this stage.

Zenescope, launched in 2005, focuses on many fairy tales and folk tales as well as myths with modern twists and sensibilities. »

- Steve Barton

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Zenescope's 'The Library' Comic Book Heads to Mythology Entertainment

30 July 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mythology Entertainment has acquired the rights to the Zenescope comic book series The Library for a feature adaptation.

The comic, created by Joe Brusha with Giovanni Timpano providing artwork, is a spin-off of Zenescope's Grimm's Fairy Tales series, which centers on a teenage brother and sister who discover a number of portals in a historic library, that allows them to be transported to the fictional worlds the library's books are set in.

Mythology's James Vanderbilt and Brad Fisher are producing alongside Jon Silk and Zenoscope founders Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco and Echo Lake Entertainment's Dave Brown. The producers do not have a screenwriter attached to adapt the material at this time.

Zenescope was founded in 2005, focusing on myths and folk tales told with modern sensibilities, with Grimm's Fairy Tales serving as their flagship title.

James Vanderbilt and Brad Fisher's Mythology Entertainment, which they run alongside Laeta Kalogridis »

- MovieWeb

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Mythology Entertainment Set to Adapt Zenoscope's The Library

30 July 2014 6:39 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The Hollywood Reporter says that Mythology Entertainment, the production company behind White House Down, has picked up the rights to Zenescope Entertainment's Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: The Library. Brad Fischer (Zodiac), James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man). and Jon Silk will produce the project with Zenescope founders Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco. The search for a screenwriter is currently underway. »

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Mythology to Adapt Zenescope's 'The Library' (Exclusive)

29 July 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Mythology Entertainment, the production company run by Brad FischerJames Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis, has teamed with comic company Zenescope Entertainment to adapt the latter's title The Library. Library is a spinoff from Zenescope's Grimm Universe series. The story follows the adventures of a teenage girl and her brother as they accidentally unlock various portals within a historic library that physically transport them into the strange worlds of the books that surround them.  Photos The Best Costumes of Comic-Con 2014 No writer is attached at this stage. Fischer, Vanderbilt and Jon Silk will produce with Zenescope founders Joe Brusha

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- Borys Kit

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'The Shining' Prequel 'The Overlook Hotel' Brings on Director Mark Romanek

18 July 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mark Romanek has entered negotiations to direct The Shining prequel The Overlook Hotel for Warner Bros. We reported in May that Gravity director Alfonso Cuar&#243n was the studio's top choice to direct The Overlook Hotel, but it seems a deal was never reached.

The Overlook Hotel is based on the original prologue that Stephen King wrote for The Shining novel, which was cut before the book was published in 1977. The prologue tells the origin story of The Overlook Hotel and its first owner, Bob T. Watson, a "robber baron" at the start of the 20th Century who set out to build the greatest resort in America, nestled within the Colorado Rockies, where he and his family also lived.

We reported in April that Glen Mazzara, a former showrunner on AMC's The Walking Dead, signed on to write the screenplay. The writer recently turned in his first draft to producers Brad Fischer, »

- MovieWeb

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