Cinematical has just been given the opportunity to premiere the new one sheet for Fair Game, the Doug Liman-directed (Go, The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) telling of the true story of the outing of Valerie Plame as a covert CIA agent. The film stars the immensely talented Naomi Watts as Plame, with Sean Penn taking on the role of her husband, Joseph Wilson. Jez and John-Henry Butterworth penned the screenplay as an equal parts adaptation of the biographical books The Politics of Truth and Fair Game, written by the real Wilson and Plame respectively.
Given the source material one would expect this film to provide a keen look into a political scandal from the point of view of the people it happened to, which is not an approach that can be said of most biopics, so Fair Game should be worth keeping an eye out for when Summit Entertainment release it on November 5th. Read on for the official synopsis courtesy of Moviefone and check out the full poster below.
A suspense-filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, 'Fair Game' is a riveting action-thriller based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts), whose career was destroyed and marriage strained to its limits when her covert identity was exposed by a politically motivated press leak.
As a covert officer in the CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie's husband, diplomat Joe Wilson (Sean Penn), is drawn into the investigation to substantiate an alleged sale of enriched uranium from Niger. But when the administration ignores his findings and uses the issue to support the call to war, Joe writes a New York Times editorial outlining his conclusions and ignites a firestorm of controversy.