Fair Game


A suspense-filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, Fair Game is a riveting action-thriller based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts), whose career was destroyed and marriage strained to its limits when her covert identity was exposed by a politically motivated press leak.

As a covert officer in the CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie’s husband, diplomat Joe Wilson (Sean Penn), is drawn into the investigation to substantiate an alleged sale of enriched uranium from Niger. But when the administration ignores his findings and uses the issue to support the call to war, Joe writes a New York Times editorial outlining his conclusions and ignites a firestorm of controversy.

Participant Media’s Social Action campaign for Fair Game explored the issues of nuclear nonproliferation and emphasized the importance of the participation of women in politics. Through strategic local events, and a two day summit on lobbying and educating on the nuclear issue, the campaign mobilized women from all over the country to take the lead in advocating for Senate ratification of the New START treaty.

A poster for Fair Game by Participant Media
Summit Entertainment
Doug Liman
Jez & John-Henry Butterworth
Bill Pohland, Janet Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Akiva Goldsman, Doug Liman, Jez Butterworth
Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Michael Kelly, Noah Emmerich, Bruce McGill, Sam Shepard, Polly Holiday, Tom McCarthy
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