Premiering Saturday in Toronto, “Truth” stars Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as his producer, Mary Mapes, whose 2005 memoir “Truth and Duty” serves as the basis for this film. It’s among Sony Pictures Classics’ big awards hopefuls this fall, and will open October 16. (First clip below arrives courtesy of EW.)
“Truth” centers on the firestorm that broke out in September 2004 when the former CBS Evening News anchor made libelous claims that President Bush received special treatment during his Air National Guard tenure in Vietnam. The authenticity of Rather’s sources was called into question, Mapes was swiftly fired and Rather resigned in 2005.
Elisabeth Moss, Topher Grace and Dennis Quaid also appear in “Truth,” the directorial debut of “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “White House Down” screenwriter James Vanderbilt. Brad Fischer, William Sherak, Vanderbilt and Mikkel Bondesen produce with Brett Ratner, Doug Mankoff and Andy Spaulding, and Mythology Entertainment.