Star Trek into Darkness‘ Bruce Greenwood has been cast in Truth, the story of the scandal that tarnished News Anchor Dan Rather‘s reputation.
Truth is based on Mary Mapes‘ memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. Mapes was Dan Rather’s producer.
In Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power, a story about special treatment provided to George W. Bush during his Air National Guard Days in the Vietnam War era turns out to be false when some of the documents on which the story was based are suspected forgeries.
The resulting fallout results in the firing of Mapes, and damage to Rather’s reputation.
Robert Redford will be playing Rather, with Cate Blanchett playing Mapes. Greenwood will be taking on the role of Andrew Heyward, president of CBS News, and the man responsible for firing Mapes.
Truth will begin shooting in Australia shortly.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter