Julianne Moore Will Play Sarah Palin In HBO's Game Change
Author: Katey Rich
published: 2011-03-10 07:30:26
For everyone who got caught up in the madness of the 2008 Presidential election and the amazing satire that went alongside it, the name of former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is in some ways synonymous with the woman who played her so memorably on SNL, Tina Fey. Fey's pitch-perfect imitation of Palin-- kept up even when the two met face to face on the camera-- was credited by some with helping bring down the McCain-Palin campaign, and most retellings of that election will include at least some mention of Fey's influence.
That includes the book Game Change, based on interviews with people inside all of the various campaign camps, giving a remarkably unfiltered view at what went on behind the scenes as Barack Obama, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Mitt Romney tried to become President. The book is now being adapted into an HBO original movie, and-- apologies to anyone who thought it might happen-- Fey has not been cast as Palin. According to THR the job has instead gone to Julianne Moore, who looks not a bit like Palin but is an acting genius and capable of just about anything, particularly when give Palin's signature big hairdo and glasses.
Moore is the first cast member on board, and there's no word on when production might start, but having a film out in time for the 2012 Presidential campaign-- in which Palin will inevitably play a part-- seems like an obvious move. Fantasy casting for the rest of the major parts is encouraged in the comments.
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