Blown Cover: Betrayal At the White House!

The current Joe Wilson/Karl Rove debacle has the perfect ingredients for a political-conspiracy-espionage flick. Blown identities, undercover CIA agents, secret trips in search of uranium, administration officials talking to reporters "on deep background," the president’s right-hand man caught red-handed -- what more does Hollywood need? And they could call it ... Blown Cover: Betrayal At the White House. Yeah!

So the staff here at AlterNet has come up with the perfect cast for the perfect thriller. Should any producer decide to take us up on these suggestions, you can mail the check c/o AlterNet.

(Feel free to add your own casting suggestions in the comments.)













Joseph Wilson, wronged former diplomat: Harrison Ford
Joseph Wilson, wronged former diplomat: Harrison Ford
 Valerie Plame, formerly undercover CIA agent: Cate Blanchett
Valerie Plame, formerly undercover CIA agent: Cate Blanchett
 Matt Cooper, beleaguered Time magazine reporter: Billy Bob Thornton
Matt Cooper, beleaguered Time Magazine reporter: Billy Bob Thornton


Robert Luskin, Karl Rove’s lawyer: Dennis Hopper
Robert Luskin, Karl Rove’s lawyer: Dennis Hopper
 George Bush, POTUS: Will Farrell
George Bush, POTUS: Will Farrell
 Patrick Fitzgerald, prosecutor: Christopher Walken
Patrick Fitzgerald, prosecutor: Christopher Walken


Scott McLellan, beleaguered White House press secretary: Larry Miller
Scott McLellan, beleaguered White House press secretary: Larry Miller
 Judith Miller, jailed New York Times reporter: Catherine Keener
Judith Miller, jailed New York Times reporter: Catherine Keener
 Karl Rove, imperiled Deputy Chief of Staff: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Karl Rove, imperiled Deputy Chief of Staff: Philip Seymour Hoffman

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