Another Sympathetic Portrayal, Coming to HBO

Oh, great: HBO is going to make a movie of the book Game Change, on the 2008 Presidential campaign. Julianne Moore will star as Sarah Palin:

The movie is based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, which overflowed with insider gossip about the inner workers of the McCain and Obama operations during the 2008 presidential race.
Heilemann and Halperin’s book depicted Palin as out of her depth and unprepared for the national spotlight.
No word yet on who will play John McCain, Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton.

Well, those are secondary figures. The important thing is to cast Palin.

To play Wasilla’s most famous resident, Moore will have to cross the political aisle. She endorsed Obama in the presidential race, and has been an outspoken advocate for liberal causes such as abortion rights and same sex marriage.

You can see all of this coming a mile away, of course.

As TheWrap first reported, “Game Change” will be directed by Jay Roach of the “Austin Powers” franchise fame.
Danny Strong wrote the screenplay. The pair previously collaborated on “Recount” for HBO. That Emmy winning film looked at the 2000 Florida presidential election recount.

You probably didn’t see Recount either, but here is how Newsweek described it:

The film is told largely through the eyes of the Gore team, but what can occasionally seem like bias has its roots in fact. The Democrats are the scrappy underdogs–after all, Gore was behind in the vote count in a state governed by his opponent’s brother. The Republicans are pugilistic and cunning, but it’s precisely that rock-’em-sock-’em attitude that allowed them to win the thing.

Right. So, here we go again. I’m sure Julianne Moore will make a convincing and sympathetic Sarah Palin. Here are some of her other projects:

Moore recently appeared in last year’s Best Picture nominated “The Kids Are All Right.” She will next join Robert De Niro in Focus Features’ adaptation of “Another Bulls#*t Night in Suck City.”

She and Palin are practically soulmates. As it happens, we canceled our HBO subscription some months ago, so we won’t be put to the trouble of canceling it again.


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