Sunday, March 04, 2007

Oscar Winner ...

A movie that is sure to vilify the Bush Administration - Hell, the main "bad guy" might be Dick Cheney. You know how Hollywood is.

LOS ANGELES — Warner Bros. studios is developing a feature film based on the lives of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson.

The movie is being co-produced by Zucker Productions and Weed Road, according to the entertainment industry publication Variety. Jez and John Butterworth, who recently completed the script for "Superbad," a James Brown biopic, are doing the screenplay.

Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is currently on trial on charges of obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI and a grand jury about how he learned Plame was a CIA agent and who he passed that information on to.

A special prosecutor has accused the Bush administration of leaking Plame's CIA connections to the news media in an effort to discredit her husband, a prominent critic of President Bush's handling of the Iraq war.

"The biggest element of the movie to us is the story of two people who spent their lives in service of their government, and were then betrayed by that government," said producer Jerry Zucker. He and his wife, Janet, got to know Plame and her husband when all four became involved in projects supporting stem cell research.

What kind of stem cell research? I think it's the media's absolute ignorance that pisses me off the most. There are probably three people in the world that don't support "stem cell research." But enjoy trying to explain to them the differences of "embryonic" stem cell research. It's too much for their little brains to process.