Doug Liman’s Fair Game will begin playing in limited release on November 5th. The film is based on the true-story of the Valerie Plame affair. The film stars Naomi Watts as Plame and Sean Penn as Plame’s husband Joseph Wilson. According to Variety, distributor Summit Entertainment will expand the movie’s release over the following two weekends. Fair Game played at this year’s Cannes Film Festival to positive notices. To learn more about the Plame affair, hit the jump.
The studio has also set Chris Gorak’s 3D sci-fi thriller The Darkest Hour for August 5, 2011. The film stars Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachel Taylor, Max Minghella and Joel Kinnaman as young tourists who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack.
For those who aren’t familiar with or don’t remember the Plame scandal, it centered on the Bush Administration intentionally blowing the cover of CIA Agent Valerie Plame as retaliation for a negative op-ed by her husband and former ambassador Joseph Wilson who disputed the Administration’s claim of WMDs in Iraq. The title comes from Bush advisor Karl Rover who said that destroying Plame’s work and career was “fair game”.