Doug Liman’s political drama “Fair Game” will screen at the Austin Film Festival, fest organizers announced Tuesday.
Among the ten films thus far lined up for the screenwriter-focused fest, which runs October 21-28, are Travis Fine’s drama “The Space Between,” starring Melissa Leo; David Palmer and Dax Shepard’s “Brother’s Justice,” starring Shepard, Tom Arnold and Bradley Cooper; and Maryam Azadi and Hossein Keshavarz’s “Dog Sweat.” As usual, the line-up will also feature a host of Austin-made films, including Eric Heuber’s “Rainbow’s End,” Bradley Scott Sullivan’s “I Didn’t Come Here to Die” and Steven Belyeu’s “Dig.”
Bill Ivory and Nigel Cole’s “Made in Dagenham,” J. Clay Twell’s “Make Believe” and Shan Nicholson’s “Rubble Kings” complete the fest’s “Early 10″ selections.
Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth wrote the screenplay for “Fair Game,” which stars Naomi Watts and Sean Penn as outed CIA operative Valerie Plame and her diplomat husband, Joseph Wilson. Summit Entertainment acquired the suspense thriller before its world premiere at Cannes in May, and it plans an early November theatrical release.
The Austin fest’s complete program, including short films and competition titles, will be announced in mid-September.