All I can say is wow! Julianne Moore, the fantastic understated actress, goes all out as former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO film "Game Change" from executive producer Tom Hanks. (Take a look at the trailer below)
The film chronicles the 2008 failed campaign of GOP presidential nominee John McCain and his vice-presidential pick Palin. This one's based on the book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann and directed by Jay Roach, yup, the guy who gave us all the "Austin Powers" films, "Meet the Parents," "Meet the Fockers," and "Dinner for Schmucks."
But Roach also gave us the powerful, Emmy-winning film "Recount" about the 2000 presidential election when Al Gore lost to George W. Bush. So he knows how to find comedy in life's real drama!
In "Game Change," Moore channels Palin and from the looks of it, channels her well! In her interview with the Huffington Post, she says, "We have her displaying moments of sheer brilliance –- I mean, she was unbelievably charismatic." Moore continues, "Suddenly here was this working class mother who popped out and seemed to be able to command the world, but of course upon further inspection, she was clearly not prepared. She didn't necessarily have the experience necessary to lead our country, and that’s what we were attempting to characterize."
But Moore isn't the only one doing all the characterizations, take a look at Ed Harris as well, who does an impressive job as McCain. Woody Harrelson also co-stars as adviser Steve Schmidt.
I can't wait to see "Game Change" on HBO on March 10th at 9pm!
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