Redford Going ‘Against All Enemies’

Robert Redford has found himself a follow-up to Lions for Lambs, which releases this November, but he has set his sights on another political pic as he will direct the bigscreen adaptation of Richard A. Clarke’s memoir “Against All Enemies”.

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.

Paul Haggis at one time was attached to direct for Columbia Pictures and Vince Vaughn was even said to be starring as World Trade Center security chief John O’Neill, who died in the Manhattan attacks. Sean Penn considered playing Clarke in the film but reportedly balked over his payday.

Redford’s Lions for Lambs, which he directed and starred in with Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise, releases on November 9th. The film all happens within an hour and 15 minutes of real time in three locations; in a classroom, in a senator’s office and on a ridge in Afghanistan. For more information click here.

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