Redford: 'Enemies' mine


Robert Redford is attached to direct "Against All Enemies," an adaptation of Richard A. Clarke's best-selling memoir.

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

"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.

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.

John Calley and Tracy Falco are producing.

Paul Haggis was slated to direct the movie and oversaw a draft by scribe James Vanderbilt but ended up turning his attention to "In the Valley of Elah."

Redford is putting the finishing touches on his latest political-themed project, "Lions for Lambs," in which he also stars alongside Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep.

Redford is repped by CAA.