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Redford Goes Against All Enemies

Published September 27, 2007 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety.
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Lions for Lambs must have struck a chord with Robert Redford, as he is looking to focus his attention on another political picture pretty quickly.

Redford to Helm Against All Enemies


Redford has agreed to direct the bigscreen adaptation of Richard A. Clarke's memoir Against All Enemies for producer John Calley.

Capital Films picked up the film off Columbia Pictures immediately after the studio put it into turnaround last month. Why did Columbia Pictures get cold feet? The studio felt that there were enough Iraq War-themed films coming out to theaters and that contributing another created enhanced risk. Against All Enemies is different from the rest, however, as it takes a look inside the entrenched Washington bureaucracy.

Jamie Vanderbilt penned the screenplay, which centers on Clarke, the counterterrorism adviser to three presidents, who charged in his book that the Bush administration prioritized Iraq above threats from Al Qaeda both before and after the Sept. 11 attacks.



Sean Penn was once considered for playing the role of Clarke but reported walked away for not being complimented with his desired salary. Paul Haggis was attached to helm when the project was under Columbia Pictures.

Redford just wrapped Lions for Lambs, a thriller set against the backdrop of the Bush administration's war on terror.

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