In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Israeli actress Liraz Charhi was recently cast in director Doug Liman's Fair Game.
The film is about former real life CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson. Plame's status as an operative was severely compromised when the Bush administration leaked her identity. Apparently this happened because of an editorial that Plame's husband wrote saying that the administration doctored intelligence on Iraq to make a case for war.
Naomi Watts will be playing Plame and Sean Penn plays her husband, ambassador Joseph Wilson.
Charhi is set to play the role of Sawsan. She is an Iraqi doctor living in Cleveland who Plame sends to Baghdad to help gather intelligence on Saddam Hussein's nuclear program. The catch is that Plame has to bring Sawsan's brother to the U.S.
The film is currently shooting in New York and the Middle East. It is based on Plame's book which chronicles all of these events.