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Penn May Take On Plame ‘Game’

Posted on Feb 23, 2009
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Penn’s next gig?: The Oscar winner may suit up as Ambassador Joseph Wilson, husband of former CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Here’s a melding of celebrity and politics that might just be a natural: Academy Award™-winning actor and sometime international political analyst Sean Penn is in talks to play former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, husband of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame, in director Doug Liman’s dramatic retelling of Plame’s story, currently known in deal-making circles as “Fair Game.”

Penn is negotiating, but no deal has closed. [William] Pohlad has a strong relationship with Penn: he was a producer on the Terrence Malick-directed “Tree of Life,” which stars Penn and Brad Pitt, and Pohlad also was a producer and financier for “Into the Wild,” which Penn directed.

Wilson watched his wife’s CIA status become compromised after he wrote op-ed columns that accused the Bush Administration of manipulating intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq.

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By curmudgeon, February 26, 2009 at 4:49 pm Link to this comment
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Does Penn really think that the outing of a CIA agent is a crime worthy of a movie?

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By uglyfemale, February 25, 2009 at 10:24 am Link to this comment
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If this movie is made, it has to be written by and filmed outside of US.  There’s no way in Hades that the truth can be told by HOLLYWEIRD and its complicit, cowardly denizens.

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By Misfiteye, February 24, 2009 at 12:40 pm Link to this comment

So, Bush, Inc. commits treason and the worst thing that happens to them???

We get to see a cool movie about their crime.

We should move on.
We can’t dwell in the past.
A trial would be too devisive for the country.
What’s done is done.

Justice served?

Once it’s a movie, most people will remember it in the same context as James Bond or Men In Black.

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By martin weiss, February 24, 2009 at 12:37 pm Link to this comment

It all starts at the beginning, with Bush taking the oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution and swearing, “So help me God.”
It all unravels from there.

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