The buzz at the Libby courthouse today, where 11 jurors have held dozens of journalists hostage for an eighth day of their deliberations on the fate of the former top aide to Vice President Cheney, was not entirely focused on when the verdict might come in, but who would play the principals in the movie version.
Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a feature on the lives of former CIA officer Valerie Plame and her husband former diplomat Joseph Wilson, the Washington couple at the center of the CIA leak scandal.
During one of his frequent walks down the courthouse's corridors, defense attorney Ted Wells was asked who he'd like to play him in a film.
"I think Jeffrey Wright should play me," Wells said. "He did it in 'Syriana,' he said, referring to the D.C. attorney named Bennett Holiday that Wright played in the movie. "But you won't see me on the floor pouring over legal documents" as the character in Syriana did, Wells added.
Another defense attorney, William Jeffress, smiled as reporters asked if he'd consider William Macy as his film alter ego.
Randall Samborn seem bemused by the notion that his boss, Patrick Fitzgerald, might best be served by Harrison Ford.