Sean Penn in Talks for Fair Game

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Fair Game, the drama about the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, has come together with Naomi Watts starring, Mrs. & Mrs. Smith helmer Doug Liman directing and William Pohlad’s River Road financing, reports Variety.

The big question, however is whether Oscar-winning Milk star Sean Penn will close a deal to play Ambassador Joseph Wilson.

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.

Plame Wilson left the CIA in 2005 and she and her husband filed a civil suit against Vice President Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and Cheney’s ex-chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby. While Rove and Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage admitted they leaked her agency status to journalists, Libby was convicted of lying to a federal grand jury about his role in compromising her covert status.

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