February 13, 2008 09:48:17 GMT
After nearly a year following the news that Warner Bros have bought film rights for Valerie Plame's memoir, it was reported that the Oscar-winning actress has been chosen to depict the betrayed agent.
The co-star of Sean Penn in drama thriller "The Interpreter" Nicole Kidman has been said to be chosen to play in a biopic about the betrayed CIA agent "Untitled Valerie Plame/Ambassador Joseph Wilson Biopic". According to MTV News, the 40-year-old Academy Award-winning actress will be playing Valerie Plame, the wife of Ambassador Joseph Wilson who used to serve as a federal agent.
The casting news has been leaked by director Doug Liman. To MTV, the "Jumper" helmer revealed the fact saying, "Nicole Kidman. She's perfect if you've ever met Valerie." He further said that he and the wife of Keith Urban was supposed to work together earlier saying, "Nicole was supposed to play Jane Smith in 'Mr and Mrs Smith'. We owe a movie together! That's an unrequited thing between me and an actor where I fell in love with them for a role and never get to consummate it."
Further, he exposed that he himself was attached to the project. On working with the project adapted from Plame's memoir "Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House", he said that he had his way to deal with the government objections added with the full support given by the former agent. He said, "I have a really, really insane take on how to tell it. It's so outrageous. Ultimately, I'd be doing something no one has ever done before. Therefore it's automatically appealing to me. I'm just starting to explore whether [what I have in mind] is even possible to do."