A four-time Oscar nominee has been tapped to play political celebrity Sarah Palin in HBO Films' upcoming adaptation of the bestseller Game Change.
Based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's book, the film centers on insider gossip and inner workings of the '08 McCain and Obama campaigns.
Game Change depicts Palin as a lightning rod, a wild card way out of her depth and unprepared for the national spotlight. So who will portray her?
Probably not someone who jumps out at you right away ...
It's Julianne Moore! Was Tina Fey not available?
To play the Thrilla from Wasilla, Julianne Moore will not only have to work on her folksy colloquialisms, the outspoken Democrat will have to cross the aisle.
Moore, an Academy Award nominee for Boogie Nights, The End of the Affair, Far from Heaven and The Hours, has advocated for a range of liberal causes.
No word yet on who will play John McCain, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bristol Palin or the other key players from the historic 2008 presidential race.
Julianne's casting was first reported by Yahoo. What do you think of her taking on the role? Can she pull off a convincing Palin? Is there a better option?