Robert Redford to Direct Film Based on Richard Clarke's Memoir
Posted on September 27, 2007The Hollywood Reporter reports that Robert Redford will be directing a film based on Richard A. Clarke's bestseller Against All Enemies.
Capitol Films is financing the feature, picking up the project from Columbia, which had put it into turnaround.The Hollywood Reporter says Paul Haggis was originally expected to direct the film but he turned his attention to In the Valley of Elah. Robert Redford directed and stars in the Lions for Lambs thriller which will be in theaters November 9th. Richard A. Clarke has turned to fiction following his bestselling memoir.
"Enemies" chronicled how the Bush administration handled the al-Qaida threat before and after the Sept. 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.