After writing a story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent, political journalist Rachel Armstrong (Kate Beckinsale) finds herself facing a possible jail sentence for refusing to reveal her source. Struggling to defend the principles she has built her career upon, Rachel finds an ally in Alan Burnside (Alan Alda), an attorney who works to win her freedom. Directed by Rod Lurie. With Preston Bailey, Noah Wyle, Angela Bassett, Matt Dillon and Kristen Bough. Categories: Drama, Thriller, Independent Film. Year: 2008.
Rod Lurie in Nothing But the Truth
Looking for a story to put him on the map, struggling sports reporter Erik Kernan ( Josh Hartnett) happens to help a homeless man who claims to be boxing legend Bob Satterfield (Samuel L. Jackson). Since most people think that the former champ had passed away, Erik sees their chance meeting as a great opportunity to resurrect Satterfield'a story and escape the shadow of his successful father. But, when the truth of the Champ's life comes to the surface, Erik is forced to reexamine his own life and his relationship with his estranged wife (Kathryn Morris) and their young son (Dakota Goyo). Directed by Rod Lurie. With Alan Alda, Rachel Nichols, Teri Hatcher and David Paymer. Categories: Drama, Sports. Year: 2007.
Rod Lurie in Resurrecting the Champ