Penn, Watts reunite in 'Fair Game'

Movie: "Fair Game"

When: Opening Friday at local theaters

Cast: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Ty Burrell, Sam Shepard

Director: Doug Liman

The story: When former diplomat Joe Wilson criticizes the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq in a New York Times op-ed piece, White House officials retaliate -- by blowing the cover of his wife, CIA operative Valerie Plame.

The buzz: This fact-based drama -- based on Plame's memoir "Fair Game" and Wilson's "The Politics of Truth" -- reunites Penn and Watts, who previously starred in 2003's "21 Grams." But director Liman ("The Bourne Identity," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith") has his own personal perspective on Washington, D.C., politics; his father, attorney Arthur L. Liman, served as chief counsel for the Senate's investigation of the Iran-Contra Affair during the Reagan administration.


Comment section guidelines

The below comment section contains thoughts and opinions from users that in no way represent the views of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. This public platform is intended to provide a forum for users of to share ideas, express thoughtful opinions and carry the conversation beyond the article. Users must follow the guidelines under our Commenting Policy and are encouraged to use the moderation tools to help maintain civility and keep discussions on topic.

View Comments