Summit has acquired domestic distribution for Fair Game, Doug Liman’s adaptation of Valerie Plame’s memoir, starring Naomi Watts as Plame and Sean Penn as husband Joe Wilson.
It details how Plame‚Äô‚Äòs status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq. (IndieWire)
Summit has also picked up rights to The Impossible, featuring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor in a thriller from director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage). Said to hinge on actual events occuring during the tsunami that hit the coast of Thailand in 2004, the movie reportedly intends “to recreate this natural disaster through a script with hints of horror and mystery and large doses of science fiction.” (Playlist, via FirstShowing)
Fair Game debuts at the Cannes Film Festival in a few short weeks, and I’m guessing it’s near the top of Sasha’s must-see itinerary.