Hollywood has unleashed dueling asteroid movies and dueling volcano movies on an unsuspecting public. But never have we faced a situation as terrifying as side-by-side Sarah Palin films.
As HBO prepares its adaptation of the political best-seller Game Change, with Julianne Moore playing the former Alaska governor, Deadline is reporting that Palin is racing into theaters with her own biopic that’s also expected to kick-start her 2012 presidential campaign. Titled Undefeated, the Palin-authorized film is being directed by conservative filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon (In the Face of Evil) and will be released in key primary states such as New Hampshire and South Carolina in June. Interestingly, Deadline says that there will be an unrated edition with “some obscene anti-Palin language and imagery,” as well as an audience-friendly cut that will angle for a PG-13 rating.
Sadly, Tina Fey doesn't appear to be involved. Still, no matter which party produces a film, political pictures aimed at a specific audience tend to just preach to the choir. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to see the disturbing imagery Palin and her team are hoping to include in a feature that they hope explains why she left her office in Alaska with time left in her first term. If the unrated cut includes, as rumored, clips of celebrities such as Matt Damon, Rosie O’Donnell, David Letterman and David Stern ripping Palin, then Undefeated will make an interesting companion piece to Game Change, and a coveted double feature for Republican film fans.
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