MUMBAI: Star Movies will premiere of the thriller Shattered Glass on 17 November at 9 pm. The film revolves around the story of a talented and at the same time, flawed character.
It is also a look inside one of the noblest professions, one that protects our most precious freedoms by revealing the truth, and what happens when our trust in that profession is called int question.
This film tells the true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass (Hayden Christensen), who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at The New Republic for three years (1995-1998), where 27 of his 41 published stories were either partially or completely made up.
Glass’ articles had turned him into one of the most sought-after young journalists in Washington, but a bizarre chain of events – chronicled in Buzz Bissinger’s September, 1998 Vanity Fair article – upon which Shattered Glass is based – suddenly stopped his career in its tracks.
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.