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.
Warner Bros. hopes to incorporate Plame's memoir, "Fair Game," into the film's script if the CIA doesn't block its publication. But even without the book, Zucker said, there is enough material to tell her story.
"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," he said.