Dan Rather Political Drama ‘Truth’ to Shoot in Australia

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Robert Redford- and Cate Blanchett-starring political drama “Truth” is to shoot in Australia from early 2015.

The decision to shoot in Sydney, New South Wales, for eight weeks was announced by NSW deputy premier and minister for the arts Troy Grant.

The NSW government helped secure the production with finance from its NSW Trade & Investment’s State Investment Attraction Scheme.

A substantial amount of post- production work will also be conducted in the state, and Grant said that the movie would benefit the state to the tune of more than A$11 million.

James Vanderbilt, who wrote Zodiac” and both “The Amazing Spider-Man” scripts, will make his directorial debut along with writing and producing through his Mythology Entertainment banner along with Brad Fischer, William Sherak and Mikkel Bondesen.

The film will center on Dan Rather’s 2004 report on CBS’ “60 Minutes Wednesday” about a  series of memos critical of President George W. Bush’s Texas Air National Guard service record that had been discovered in the files of the president’s former commanding officer. The authenticity of those documents was called into question, which led to claims that the memos were forgeries.

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  1. John Lentini says:

    The documents were fake. If Rather or his producers had not been in such a goddamn hurry, they could have learned that in time to save Rather’s credibility and career. CBS consulted one expert who said the docs were real, and did not wait for advice from the second expert they contacted, who could prove they were fake. Rather was set up.

  2. ITTTY IT says:

    Sideshow trifles.

    WASTE of TIME.

    Franchise slum media establishment basting – – – -itself.

    BLEH.

  3. Smh says:

    Of course it will either highly suggest or flat out say the documents were real. Same way republicans now claim Obama’s birth certificate is fake and he isn’t a real US citizen. Dumb people with the wrong mindset on both sides of the isle.

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