Fair Game, the latest film from Jumper director Doug Liman, is a drama about the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson. Ambassador Joseph 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. The movie stars Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (21 Grams) as Plame Wilson and two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River) as former-ambassador Wilson. We recently had an opportunity to sit down with the film's real-life subjects, former-CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson and former-ambassador Joseph Wilson, to discuss the film, Watts and Penn's performances, the Bush administration's lies and the truth behind what really happened. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip 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 Wilson (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 Joseph 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 that eventually causes the loss of his wife's career.