Summit Entertainment has released the first trailer for Fair Game, which premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this summer. Directed by Doug Liman, Fair Game is based on the true story of Valerie Plame, a covert officer in the CIA who is placed in mortal danger when her cover is blown. Naomi Watts stars as Plame; Sean Penn plays her husband, diplomat Joe Wilson. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Few actresses rank higher on my list than Ms. Watts, and this seems like a rather meaty role, so I’ve been on board from day one. I was hooked by the oddly light tone of the opening (“Wife… Mother… Spy”), though it resembled a good portion of trailers for political thrillers after that. Still, tension was conveyed, so I imagine the clip does the film justice.
Here’s the official synopsis :
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 Joe Wilson, 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 igniting a firestorm of controversy.
Soon after, Valerie’s covert status is reported by a high-profile Washington journalist. With her cover blown and her overseas contacts placed in mortal danger, Valerie is pushed to the breaking point as her career and private life collapse. After years serving the government, Valerie–a mother, a wife and a field officer with an impeccable record–now struggles to save her reputation, her career and her family.
Check out Yahoo! for HD. Fair Game is slated for limited release on November 5th.