Thursday, July 19, 2007














I thought I had laughed my yearly fill with the "War on the Toy Box".

Guess not.

First Plame Case Film Set to Roll --
With Kate Beckinsale as Judy Miller?


By E&P Staff

Published: July 19, 2007 1:55 PM ET

NEW YORK The first major Hollywood film inspired by the Plame/CIA leak case is ready to roll and, surprise, the main focus apparently will not be on a character based on Valerie or Joe Wilson, Bob Novak or even Patrick Fitzgerald -- but rather on Judith Miller. And she may be played by Kate Beckinsale, who is quite a few years younger than the real thing.

Edie Falco, fresh from "The Sopranos," is targeted to play the Bill Keller role as the editor of the jailed female reporter. Matt Damon would be the prosecutor, and up-and-comer Vera Farmiga would play the dashing CIA agent.

News has emerged that Rod Lurie, known for his fine Capitol Hill drama "The Contender," will direct the film, titled "Nothing But the Truth."\
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According to Variety sources, the lead is a Washington reporter who outs a CIA agent, then is jailed for refusing to reveal her source. Shooting may begin in October.

If it happens, this would beat to the screen a planned fact-based film based on the memoir being written by Plame.




Vera Farmiga as Valerie Plame

32 Comments:

At 2:11 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

HA!

 
At 2:31 PM, Blogger Elana said...

Oh the horror.

My brain hurts.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Fernando said...

So this is not going to be fact based ? Is that the message?

 
At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Fozetti said...

Tch! Tch! Well, here's hoping it will do as well as "The Path to 9/11". Straight to DVD, then the dollar bin at Wallmart.

 
At 8:51 PM, Anonymous LD said...

Lily Tomlin would have been more appropriate for the Judith role. They already have the same haircut, but then Lily is very funny whereas Judith gets laughed at for other reasons.

Plenty of actresses could have appropriately been selected for the role, like Judy Davis etc. Kate had to have been on Judith's fantastical wish list.

 
At 11:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judy Davis has to much depth to play Judy Miller.

 
At 11:27 PM, Anonymous Mickey said...

Looks like drag is in this year with Travolta in Hairspray. How about James Gandolfini with a Prince Valiant haircut? I hear he's available now...

 
At 11:47 PM, Anonymous timmah! said...

Can't they find someone dead to play her?

 
At 11:49 PM, Anonymous UnEasyOne said...

For a change, I'm speechless.

 
At 11:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell me about it! it's enough to turn one's stomach. There's a poll at this site:
katebeckinsalethehack.blogspot.com/

 
At 12:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm obviously operating on limited evidence, and I am choosing a rather inappropriate way to talk about them, but the "physical attractiveness" of Plame and Miller in real life has is inverted by the actors who are playing them in this movie. Even from a more general appearance perspective, these actors should be playing each other's roles.

If the theory seems paranoid, then the portrayal of Judy and Valerie in the movie might offer validation one way or the other. I'm not going to watch it myself, though.

 
At 12:18 AM, Blogger WesWilson said...

As bad as "The Path to 9/11"?!?!

It got nominated for seven Emmys!

 
At 12:31 AM, Blogger Cayobo said...

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

 
At 12:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A better choice: Linda Hunt

 
At 1:08 AM, Blogger Naomi said...

Watching the videos of the live-blogging on the trial, I thought then that Jane Hamsher would be perfect as Plame, even though (or maybe because) she was so recently released from the hospital...

Hamsher would be transcendant - and Plame incarnate!

 
At 1:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As bad as "The Path to 9/11"?!?!

It got nominated for seven Emmys!

Let us know when they're not in technical categories like Special Effects.

But then it would take a lot of special effects to make Kate look like Judith. A lot of bad lighting too.

 
At 1:26 AM, Blogger Miles Tougeaux said...

Rest of the cast:

Cheney - Fred Thompson
Scooter - Steven Buscemi
Novak - Rip Torn
Tenet - Jack Nicholson
Bush - Tinky Winky
Condelezza Rice - Gary Coleman

 
At 1:55 AM, Blogger 99 said...

No. No. It's April Fools Day, and it's on the first. You really have to get that straight.

 
At 2:01 AM, Blogger L.A. Slut said...

IMDB lists Rod Lurie's next project as something called "I'm Paige Wilson" with none of the cast members being what's listed here. Where did this information come from? Also, have any of you actually seen "The Contender"? It was an excellent political film with Joan Allen as a vice presidential nominee with (perhaps) a sleazy sexual past and Gary Oldman as a truly sleazy Republican out to destroy her. I'd like to get some more info if anyone has it.

 
At 2:09 AM, Blogger jill bryant said...

If Rod Lurie is going to direct it, I would be curious to see it. I'm pretty sure his politics in The Contender and the show Commander-in-Chief were not well liked by the right wing..

 
At 2:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rod Lurie's 1st film "Deterence" was very good. If he's directing this, I hope he can do it justice...OUCH>>JUSTICE? GODAMMIT, WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICA?

 
At 2:55 AM, Blogger Andrew said...

What about Mindy Sterling?

 
At 3:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They must be planning to use the makeup artist who designed Freddy Krueger's makeup from "A Nightmare on Elm Street" to create a mask for Kate Beckinsale.

 
At 4:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should get Ron Jeremy to play Curveball.

 
At 6:02 AM, Anonymous skunqesh said...

I'd like to second LD's suggestion of Lily Tomlin to play Judy. Twas the First thing that popped into my head.

Before the aneurysm that followed it...

 
At 7:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure Edie Falco is right for the Bill Keller part. She's too young.

 
At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hope Beckinsale signed on because she gets to play Miller as a villain instead of a martyr. I want to like her.

Before I turned off network news and morning shows forever she provided one of the great moments of American TV. I believe it was promoting the second Underworld movie and talking about the first on the Today Show she said, "I had the benefit of a wonderful education in Russian literature at Oxford and I would hand copy my script every day in Cyrillic to get in the mood." Katie Couric just stared at her for a moment and said, "Well, weren't we the one all the other girls loved to hate."

 
At 10:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

umm what the deuce??

more lies presented as fact on the big screen...

is it sponsored by fux noose? i mean WTholyF---if Matt Damon is as Politically current as he alleges to be, he wouldnt be involved in the false snooze movie ...but as with all hollywood stars, money talks truth walks

 
At 12:28 PM, Anonymous KCinDC said...

Come on, people, it's long been established that the person to play Judy Miller is Harriet Sansom Harris.

 
At 1:15 PM, Anonymous scd2 said...

Thank you KCinDC. I had spent the last 1/2 hour looking for that character actress, the one I remember from, among other things, "Desperate Housewives" and an episode of "The X-Files," who bears an uncanny resemblance to the picture of Judy Miller. That's her.

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger Torrid said...

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At 2:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, did Katie Couric really say that? No wonder she' so powerful in the MSM. Kate Beckinsale's way too pretty to mimic Judy, but Kate's had a lot of experience playing vampires.

 

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