Liraz Charhi joins 'Fair Game'
Doug Liman to direct pic about Valerie Plame WilsonLiraz Charhi has been cast in "Fair Game," the Doug Liman-directed drama about outed CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson. Naomi Watts already has been cast as Plame. Sean Penn plays her husband, ambassador Joseph Wilson.
The Israeli actress will play the fictional Sawsan, an Iraqi doctor in Cleveland whom Plame sends undercover to Baghdad to gather intelligence on Saddam Hussein's nuclear program in exchange for bringing her brother to the U.S.
The movie centers on how Plame's status was compromised because of a leak from the Bush administration, allegedly in retaliation for a 2003 op-ed piece her husband wrote claiming the administration manipulated intelligence on Iraq.
Bill Pohlad's River Road is financing. Akiva Goldsman of Weed Road and Jerry and Janet Zucker of Zucker Prods. are producing the film.
The film, based on Plame's memoir, is filming in New York and the Middle East.
Charhi is managed by Flutie Entertainment.