Friday, October 16, 2015

My Interview with James Vanderbilt for 'Truth'

In select theaters today, Truth opens. It tells the story of how 60 Minutes II tried to break the George W. Bush/Texas Air National Guard story back in 2004 -- and how it all went pear-shaped. Starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford as, respectively, Mary Mapes and Robert Redford, Truth got very mixed reviews out of Toronto, but I appreciated much of what writer-director James Vanderbilt was trying to do here. Much like his script for Zodiac, Truth is about subverting audience expectations and leaving things unresolved, open to interpretation. So, for Biography, I sat down with the guy to talk about all this. Hope you enjoy.