Academy Award-nominated actress Julianne Moore has been tapped to play another famous ginger — former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — in an HBO Original Movie that will be adapted from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s bestselling expose on the 2008 presidential campaign, Deadline.com scooped this afternoon.
What do we think of this casting, ‘Crunchers?
Palin was most famoulsy portrayed by 30 Rock star Tina Fey, a SP doppleganger who returned to her Saturday Night Live stomping ground to parody the Republican Vice-Presidential nominee in a series of side-splitting spoofs leading up to the election that November.
Game Change follows John McCain’s unsuccessful second run for The White House, from his selection of the the then-little known Alaska governor as his running mate to their ultimate defeat to the Obama/Biden ticket in the general election, the network said Wednesday. Director Jay Roach — perhaps best known for his box office comedies Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and Meet the Parents — is stepping behind the lens for the flick. Screenwriter Danny Strong is putting the finishing touches on the teleplay. The guys previously collaborated on another Ripped From the Headlines HBO political drama Recount, about the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election.