Shattered Glass stars Hayden Christensen as Stephen Glass, a staff writer for the respected current events and policy magazine The New Republic and a freelance feature writer for publications such as Rolling Stone, Harper’s and George. By the mid-90s, 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. “Shattered Glass” is a study of a very talented – and at the same time very flawed – character. It is also a look inside our culture’s noblest profession, one that protects our most precious freedoms by revealing the truth, and what happens when our trust in that profession is called into question.
“Shattered Glass” is jointly produced by Cruise / Wagner Productions and Baumgarten Merims in association with Forest Park Pictures. The film’s executive producers are Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner of Cruise / Wagner as well as Lions Gate executives Michael Paseornek, Marc Butan and Tom Ortenberg. “Shattered Glass” is being produced by Craig Baumgarten, Adam Merims, Gaye Hirsch and Tove Christensen.