HOLLYWOOD, March 2 (UPI) -- A film about ex-CIA officer Valerie Plame, her husband Joseph Wilson and the scandal in which her identity was made public may get the Hollywood treatment.
Warner Bros. studio said it is developing a feature on the lives of Plame and Wilson, securing the life rights of the couple, Variety reported Friday.
The studio said it would use Plame's memoir, "Fair Game," if the CIA permits her to publish it, adding that the film's fate won't depend on the book.
"Almost everything that we need for the movie is available from print outlets, and obviously we haven't read the book yet because it hasn't been approved by the CIA," said Jerry Zucker, one of the project's co-producers.
The hook of the movie, Zucker said, "the story of two people who spent their lives in service of their government, and were then betrayed by that government."
Plame's status as a CIA official was leaked by White House officials allegedly seeking to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 op-ed piece in The New York Times saying that the Bush administration manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq.