Israeli actress Liraz Charhi has been cast in Doug Liman’s “Fair Game” says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story follows former real life CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson (Naomi Watts). Plame’s status as an operative was severely compromised when the Bush administration leaked her identity.
Apparently this happened because of an editorial that Plame’s husband, ambassador Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), wrote saying that the administration doctored intelligence on Iraq to make a case for war.
Charhi is set to play the role of Sawsan, an Iraqi doctor living in Cleveland who Plame sends to Baghdad to help gather intelligence on Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program.
The catch is that Plame has to bring Sawsan’s brother to the U.S.
The film is currently shooting in New York and the Middle East.