HBO has released the full-length trailer for Game Change, the movie based on the book about the historic 2008 presidential campaign. The film debuts March 10.
The book Game Change chronicled the actions of both parties in the 2008 race, but the film focuses primarily on the Republican side ... specifically Sarah Palin.
Julianne Moore’s transformation into former Alaska Governor - who injected life into Sen. John McCain's struggling campaign, only to go rogue - is striking:
The 51-year-old four-time Oscar nominee stars opposite Ed Harris (McCain) and Woody Harrelson (adviser Steve Schmidt), who both look the part as well.
The trailer implies that Palin was chosen to run with McCain almost entirely for the media attention (hence the title), but that this backfired when she ran roughshod over the GOP campaign with her outsized ego and utter incompetence.
Moore said of preparing for the role: “In terms of research I did on the way campaigns are conducted, so much is about how do you get on the air, how do you get the most media attention. How do you make the most noise?"
"When in fact, what we’re all looking for as Americans is leadership, we don’t want noise. We want people who are going to take care of us.”
Way too intelligent to come from an actual political figure.