Shattered Glass

The true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass, who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at The New Republic for three years. Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass concocted sources, quotes and even entire stories, but his deception did not go unnoticed forever, and eventually, his world came crumbling down.

Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Stephen Glass: Hayden Christensen
  • Charles ‘Chuck’ Lane: Peter Sarsgaard
  • Caitlin Avey: Chloë Sevigny
  • Andy Fox: Rosario Dawson
  • Amy Brand: Melanie Lynskey
  • Michael Kelly: Hank Azaria
  • Adam Penenberg: Steve Zahn
  • Lewis Estridge: Mark Blum
  • Catarina Bannier: Simone-Elise Girard
  • David Bach: Chad Donella
  • Aaron Bluth: Jamie Elman
  • Rob Gruen: Luke Kirby
  • Kambiz Foroohar: Cas Anvar
  • Gloria: Linda E. Smith
  • Marty Peretz: Ted Kotcheff
  • Ian Restil: Owen Roth
  • George Sims: Bill Rowat
  • Ian’s Mother: Michele Scarabelli
  • Joe Hiert: Terry Simpson
  • Suit #1: Howard Rosenstein
  • Michael: Louis-Philippe Dandenault
  • Joe: Morgan Kelly
  • Cade: Christian Tessier
  • Jason: James Berlingieri
  • Seth: Brett Watson
  • Alec Shumpert: Andrew Airlie
  • Emmit Rich: Russell Yuen
  • Monica Merchant #1: Pierre Leblanc
  • Monica Merchant #2: Pauline Little
  • Stout Woman: Kim Taschereau
  • Security Guard: Phillip Cole
  • Glass’ Lawyer: Mark Camacho
  • Chuck’s Son: Ian Blouin
  • Kelly’s Colleague: Lynne Adams
  • Mrs. Duke: Caroline Goodall
  • Megan: Brittany Drisdelle
  • Journalist: Isabelle Champeau

Film Crew:

  • Executive Producer: Tom Cruise
  • Casting: Cassandra Kulukundis
  • Original Music Composer: Mychael Danna
  • Costume Design: Renée April
  • Executive Producer: Paula Wagner
  • Producer: Craig Baumgarten
  • Editor: Jeffrey Ford
  • Writer: Billy Ray
  • Producer: Adam Merims
  • Production Design: François Séguin
  • Executive Producer: Michael Paseornek
  • Executive Producer: Tom Ortenberg
  • First Assistant Director: Richard L. Fox
  • Producer: Gaye Hirsch
  • Director of Photography: Mandy Walker
  • Original Story: Buzz Bissinger
  • Producer: Tove Christensen
  • Set Decoration: François Senécal
  • Art Direction: Pierre Perrault
  • Second Assistant Director: Michelle Gold
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Roxanna Macedo
  • Third Assistant Director: Natalia Ortelli

Movie Reviews:

  • gownpolitician: Story portrayed as interestingly as possible. Christensen well-cast as someone reprehensible.
  • CinemaSerf: Long before Donald Trump became obsessed with fake news, there was Stephen Glass (here played by Hayden Christensen). Here is an ambitious and creative man who successfully manipulated the verification processes at Washington DC’s prestigious “New Republic” magazine leading it to publish over twenty long form articles that had no basis in fact. It’s only when the editor of a competing online outlet questions one of his own journalists – Adam Peneberg (Steve Zahn) as to why he didn’t get the story, that some detailed investigations into his sources start to reveal a tissue of fantasy. The half lies and lies he tells grow into whoppers as his own editor Chuck Lane (Peter Sarsgaard) uses his own considerable investigative journalism skills and soon the young shyster is on the ropes. Christensen is good here – not phrase I will say often, and Billy Ray manages to makes us squirm a little as we feel the pressure mount on this serial journalistic fantasist. The fact that even his friends take him on face value, and are prepared to resign if he is ultimately fired proves just how much we take on trust until presented with a different fait-accompli! Certainly better than I was expecting.
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