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Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin In Jay Roach's HBO Drama 'Game Change'

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 9, 2011 9:12 AM
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It looks like Tina Fey doesn't have the sole lock on portraying one of the most embarrassing political figures in recent memory.

THR reports that four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore is going to tap into her inner hockey mom, taking on the role of Sarah Palin in Jay Roach's "Game Change" for HBO. Based on the book “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin and the Race of a Lifetime,” by John Heileman, of New York Magazine, and Mark Halperin, of Time Magazine, and adapted by Danny Strong ("Recount"), the film will tackle the 2008 presidential election, which had more than its fair share of high drama and eclectic characters—Bill Clinton, John McCain, the now disgraced John Edwards, Sarah Palin and of course, Barack Obama.

This is some great material and if the casting continues in this direction -- inspired casting, with top shelf thesps -- this is going to be one to keep our eyes glued on. No word yet on when it will lens, but with Moore taking on "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City" next month, "Game Change" probably still has a month or two to go.

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4 Comments

  • Jambaa | March 11, 2011 1:01 AMReply

    "Recount" was mediocre and super-derivative - this doesn't sound appetizing at all.

  • Thomas Chi | March 10, 2011 7:01 AMReply

    Julianne Moore is brilliant. I thought the producers would try to cast a comedian, but instead the casting directors found talent. Sarah Palin should be worried. Sarah Palin will not be President of the United States if Julianne Moore can add truth to her performance as Palin.

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  • Elie | March 10, 2011 4:52 AMReply

    Why is Bill Clinton mentioned in this article when his wife was the one actually running?

  • Kevin Klawitter | March 9, 2011 10:36 AMReply

    I wonder who'll play the other parts... I've been thinking John Travolta would made a good McCain with proper aging makeup, but HBO will probably look for someone more age appropriate...

    I wouldn't be suprised if Hope Davis reprises her Hilary Clinton role. Obama, though, will be a doozy. "Game Change" 's casting director will really have to be walking a tightrope with that part.

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