They did do too bad a job casting the Maher Arar replacement, as you can see.
REAL MAHER ARAR
FAKE HOLLYWOOD MAHER ARAR (Omar Metwally)
However, attempts to cast a counterpart for Arar's wife (Ph.D., federal NDP candidate, observant Muslim) pictured here:
Ended in...well, this:
No. No no no no no.
I would have recommended Anne Hathaway,
...in a hijab, thankyouverymuch.
Catherine Keener would also work.