CULTURE NEWS – AT 8:06 A.M. ET: I knew you'd want this first so you can order your tickets in advance. From the New York Post:
Valerie Plame, who was outed as a CIA agent by officials in the George W. Bush White House in 2003, is heading to the Cannes Film Festival next month to hype "Fair Game," in which she's played by Naomi Watts.
Remember her? From seven years ago? I knew that public demand would result in a movie!
The movie, directed by Doug Liman of "The Bourne Identity" and "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" fame, doesn't have a distributor yet and was screened for moneymen on Tuesday in Hollywood for "a packed house," Deadline Hollywood reports.
It doesn't have a distributor? I wonder why. I can just feel the audience stampeding to the ticket booths.
The producers are hoping to line up a distribution deal before it premieres May 20 in competition at Cannes, where the always anti-American audience is expected to give it an enthusiastic reception.
Those people know. They are artistes. Who needs "Gone With the Wind"?
Plame, who is as blond and beautiful as Watts, was touting the movie Wednesday night at the Museum of Modern Art screening of a scary documentary about nuclear proliferation, "Countdown to Zero."
She told one guest that Sean Penn, who plays her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, in "Fair Game," impressed her when he "flew in on Southwest Airlines and spent three days following my husband, even wearing the same cologne."
That does it. This movie must be seen!
COMMENT: Excuse me while I get my seasickness pills.
April 23, 2010