Thursday, October 25, 2007

It's just like they say in the Michael Clayton ads: The Truth can be adjusted

Now filming in Memphis: Nothing But the Truth, the latest political drama from writer-director Rod Lurie (The Contender, TV's Commander in Chief), who used to be a movie critic until he found more respectable employment.

The flick is based loosely -- evidently, very loosely -- on the misadventures of former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who went to jail rather than out her source for a story about outed CIA agent Valerie Plame. But don't expect of wealth of verisimilitude here. In the parallel universe imagined by Lurie, the fifty-something Miller is a younger and lovelier reporter named Rachel Armstrong, played by the va-va-voom Kate Beckinsale (above). Of course, you won't get any complaints from me about that. But I'm not entirely sure that Vera Farmiga (below) -- cast as a CIA op named Erica Van Doren -- is a suitable replacement for the easy-on-the-eyes Plame.

1 comment:

Rob Grace said...

Sorry, Joe, but I'll take Vera over Kate and Valerie any day of the week.