Washington (ANI): Robert Redford is in talks to helm the big
screen adaptation of Richard A. Clarke's memoir "Against All
Enemies". The project was being developed by Columbia Pictures, but
has now been picked up by Capitol Films. Redford's deal is pending
financing, reports Variety.
The pic is an Iraq War-themed movie set inside the entrenched
Washington bureaucracy. Screenplay has been penned by Jamie
Vanderbilt, and centers on Clarke, the counter terrorism adviser to
three presidents. Clarke charged in his book that the Bush
administration prioritized Iraq above threats from Al Qaeda both
before and after the Sept. 11 attacks.
John Calley and Tracy Falco are producing the pic. Redford, in
the meanwhile, has just finished directing and starring in United
Artists' just-wrapped "Lions for Lambs," a thriller set against the
backdrop of the Bush administration's war on terror. The movie also
stars Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep.