Redford Goes Against Enemies

Robert Redford, currently finishing up work on the political thriller “Lions for Lambs,” is attached to direct “Against All Enemies,” an adaptation of Richard A. Clarke’s best-selling memoir for Capitol Films and Sony Pictures says the trades.

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 terrorist attacks.

The book was published in March 2004, fueling intense criticism over the administration’s security failures and its decision to go to war with Iraq. Paul Haggis was slated to direct the movie but ended up turning his attention to “In the Valley of Elah.” The likes of Vince Vaughn and Sean Penn have previously been attached.