Plame Wants Clooney To Direct Biopic; Michael Douglas to Play Joe Wilson?
Jeffrey Ressner at Politico asked Valerie Plame about her post-CIA plans.
Q: Anyone you’d like to see direct the picture? Martin Scorsese or Oliver Stone or ...
A: No, not Oliver Stone. I don’t think I really have any say in the matter, but George Clooney has shown a deft hand behind the camera as well as in front of it. I thought “Good Night and Good Luck” was so well done; it took a brief period of our country’s history and showed how analogous it is to what’s going on today with the government using fear as a weapon.
Q: Who do you think should play you and your husband?
A:I don’t know about me. When I think about Joe, I think maybe Michael Douglas or George Clooney.
One of the things I've learned from the sad experience of reading history after watching the movie is that actors rarely look like the people they portray, except perhaps in the most general sense. For example, in All the President's Men, Robert Redford didn't really look like Bob Woodward. They had the same gender and the same first name. But there the resemblance ended. George Clooney or Michael Douglas to play Joe Wilson? That Nixon should be so lucky.
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