Dienstag, Februar 24, 2009

Naomi Watts im neuen Woody Allen / Mögliches Engagement von Penn in 'Fair Game'

Zwei News, ein Post und zweimal Naomi Watts.

So wird die Dame wohl im übernächsten Woody Allen-Film zu sehen sein, undzwar ist sie dort in guter Gesellschaft, sind doch schon Josh Brolin und Anthony Hopkins mit an Bord. Wie bei Allen üblich, ist weder Titel noch Inhalt so richtig bekannt.

Naomi Watts is joining Woody Allen's latest film, starring alongside the already-announced Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins.

Mediapro, the Spain-based company behind "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," is financing the as-yet-untitled pic, which will be produced by Letty Aronson, Steve Tenenbaum and Jaume Roures.

Allen's next pic, "Whatever Works," will be released by Sony Pictures Classics in June.

Watts is currently filming "Mother and Child."

Quelle: Variety

Auch mit Sean Penn könnte sie zukünftig vor der Kamera stehen, ist dieser doch in Gespräch für Doug Limans Projekt Fair Game. Aktuell steckt man wohl noch in Verhandlungen aber die Eckdaten scheinen zu stimmen. Näheres kann man auf Variety nachlesen:

"Fair Game," the drama about the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, has come together with Naomi Watts starring, "Mrs. and Mrs. Smith" helmer Doug Liman directing and William Pohlad's River Road financing.

But the big question is whether Oscar-winning "Milk" star Sean Penn will close a deal to play Ambassador Joseph Wilson.

Penn is negotiating, but no deal has closed.Pohlad has a strong relationship with Penn: he was a producer on the Terrence Malick-directed "Tree of Life," which stars Penn and Brad Pitt, and Pohlad also was a producer and financier for "Into the Wild," which Penn directed.

Wilson watched his wife's CIA status become compromised after he wrote op-ed columns that accused the Bush Administration of manipulating intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq.

The project, based on Plame Wilson's memoir, landed at Pohlad's River Road after Warner Bros. put the project in turnaround.

Pic is being produced by Weed Road's Akiva Goldsman and Jerry and Janet Zucker of Zucker Productions.

WB optioned the book and set Jez and John Butterworth ("Superbad") to write it at a time when Plame was still vetting the contents of book with the CIA in 2007. WB decided to let it go and the filmmakers and their CAA reps set it up with Pohlad.

Plame Wilson left the CIA in 2005 and she and her husband filed a civil suit against Vice President Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and Cheney's ex-chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby. While Rove and Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage admitted they leaked her agency status to journalists, Libby was convicted of lying to a federal grand jury about his role in compromising her covert status.

Then-President George W. Bush commuted Libby's 30-month sentence in 2007, but stopped short of granting him a full pardon, despite aggressive lobbying by Cheney before Bush left the White House in January.

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