Sunday, March 08, 2009

CIA spy flick ‘Fair Game’ filming in Boston area?

A Hollywood insider tells Loaded Gun that the new Doug Liman flick, “Fair Game,” may film in the Boston area.

A drama following the life of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, "Fair Game" stars Naomi Watts in the lead role of the real-life undercover CIA agent whose identity was illegally revealed in 2003.

Oscar winner Sean Penn, who snagged the “Best Actor” award for his performance in “Milk,” is in negotiations to play Plame’s husband, ambassador Joseph Wilson.

The Loaded Gun source says “Fair Game” is currently scheduled to be shot in NYC. However, because Manhattan is cutting their tax incentive program there’s a very good chance the full-length feature will move production to the Boston area within the next few weeks.

Director Liman worked with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on the spy flick “Mr & Ms. Smith.” If Penn does commit to the project, this will be his second made-in-Boston flick--he starred in “Mystic River”--as well as his second film opposite Watts. The duo paired up in the 2003 drama “21 Grams.”

The film based on Plame's memoir "Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House" is slotted to hit theaters in 2010.

Loaded Gun will keep you posted.

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