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Redford and Blanchett to star in Truth
    Robert Redford will star in Truth, a newsroom drama about CBS news reporter Dan Rather. Rather reported on 60 Minutes II that then-US president, George W. Bush, had gotten preferential treatment that put him in the National Guard to avoid the Vietnam War draft. Cate Blanchett is in talks to play producer Mary Mapes, who got fired during the ensuing scandal. The film will be based on her memoir "Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power". James Vanderbilt (writer of Zodiac and The Amazing Spider-Man) will make his directorial debut. The project is fast-tracked for a production start later this Fall.