Ok, you already know that we’re talking about the upcoming HBO movie titled Game Change, directed by Jay Roach, and based on Mark Halperin and John Heilemann‘s 2010 bestseller of the same name, so please take a look at this photo and tell me, is this Julianne Palin or Sarah Moore?
Ok, enough joking, this is the real thing. Whoever thought that Moore is the perfect choice to play Pallin on a big screen was damn right!
Production on Game Change started yesterday, and the whole thing is written by Danny Strong, while Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are executive producers.
All eyes on Moore right now, but the rest of the cast also includes Ed Harris as John McCain, Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt, McCain’s senior, Melissa Farman as Bristol Palin, Larry Sullivan as Palin’s deputy chief of staff Chris Edwards and Jamey Sheridan as McCain’s speechwriter and senior campaign advisor Mark Salter.
Here’s a little description of the story: “In 2008, the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction.
The meteoric rise and historic triumph of Barack Obama. The shocking fall of the House of Clinton – and the improbable resurrection of Hillary as Obama’s partner and America’s face to the world. The mercurial performance of John McCain and the mesmerizing emergence of Sarah Palin. But despite the wall-to-wall media coverage of this spellbinding drama, remarkably little of the real story behind the headlines had been told – until now.
In Game Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin pull back the curtains on the Obama, Clinton, McCain, and Palin campaigns. Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel.”
Let us know what you think about Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin!
Palin’s reaction has been less than welcoming of the Roach’s Game Change…oh…well…