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Mon 13 Jul 2009 09:49 PM

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Film fund to produce Sean Penn thriller

'Fair Game' project sees Imagenation Abu Dhabi and Participant Media partner River Road Entertainment.

Film fund to produce Sean Penn thriller
FAIR GAME: Latest Imagenation venture is a thriller starring Sean Penn. (Getty Images)

A film fund created by Imagenation Abu Dhabi and Participant Media confirmed on Monday it will partner LA-based River Road Entertainment in the production of the political thriller 'Fair Game', starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts.Fair Game, directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), stars two time Academy Award winner Penn (Milk, Mystic River) and Academy Award nominee Watts (21 Grams, The Ring).

The film, which recently wrapped principal photography, was written by Jez & John-Henry Butterworth (Birthday Girl) and produced by Bill Pohlad (Into the Wild, Brokeback Mountain), Janet Zucker (Rat Race, First Knight), Jerry Zucker (Airplane, Ghost), Akiva Goldsman (Hancock, I Am Legend), Doug Liman and Jez Butterworth.

A suspense-filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, Fair Game is an action thriller based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame.

Imagenation Abu Dhabi CEO Ed Borgerding said, "We are very pleased to join forces with Participant Media and River Road on this powerful account of one woman's struggle to speak truth to power."

Participant Media President Ricky Strauss said, "We are delighted to be joining forces once again with River Road Entertainment on Fair Game, which is not only a gripping, suspenseful thriller with a first class pedigree but also a true story that fits perfectly with our mission to inspire and compel social change." 

Participant Media is an entertainment company focusing on 'socially relevant', commercially viable feature films, documentaries and television, as well as publishing and digital media.

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