Warners Plans Valerie Plame Film

Warner Bros. Pictures has secured the life rights and is developing a feature about he lives of Valerie Plame and Ambassador Joseph Wilson, the married couple drawn into a political firestorm reports Variety.

Plame’s 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.

The film is a co-production between Akiva Goldsman and Jerry and Janet Zucker. Jez and John Butterworth are writing the screenplay.

Plame’s memoir, “Fair Game,” will also be used if the CIA permits her to publish it but the fate of the book won’t determine the fate of the film.