Thursday, September 27, 2007

Redford off to war with "Enemies"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Robert Redford is attached to direct "Against All Enemies," an adaptation of Richard A. Clarke's best-selling memoir about the Bush administration's handling of the al-Qaeda threat before and after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Clarke, a former U.S. terrorism czar, offered the ultimate insider's account into the nation's security apparatus, featuring a cast of power brokers including President Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Clarke.

The book was published in March 2004 by Free Press and hit No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list, fueling intense criticism over the administration's security failures and its decision to go to war with Iraq.

Capitol Films is financing the feature, picking up the project from Columbia, which had shelved it.

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