(CNN) - Actress Julianne Moore will portray former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in a new film about the 2008 presidential election, HBO announced Wednesday.
Moore, a four-time Oscar nominee, has been tapped to play the folksy former vice presidential candidate in an HBO Films adaptation of "Game Change," journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's 2010 best-selling book detailing the inner workings of the historic 2008 campaign.
HBO said its film will focus on McCain's losing campaign, including his last-minute pick of the then-little known governor of Alaska as his running mate.
Time Warner is the parent company of CNN and HBO.
This is as bad as Katie Holmes playing Jackie Onassis.
Why not Tina Fey? Julianne Moore is way more attractive than Silly Sarah. I love HBO movies, but I think i'll pass on this one.
Julianne Moore is much nicer looking than Sarah and I bet a little smarter.
That is so recent, I can't imagine why people would pay money, to go to such a film.
This will be great at making the Palinites heads explode. To bad Moore being so pretty will not be a fair representation, but with her talent she'll get past that – and special effects can help Moore get that "rode hard and put away wet" look to fit the part.
Well, Video Guy, this choice of material shows she's NOT that smart after all.
What is she going to do? Lie through her teeth.
I did not know that Ms. Moore did comedy movies.
Sure EVERYONE can hardly wait to see this! NOT
feel sorry for Julianne Moore, really how is she going to play this? guess she has act retarded like Palin ha..ha
Rosanne Barr hands down!!
We all know why McCain lost the election, Palin.
did Palin APPROVE of this? Is Moore a far right wing Republican? Me thinks Miss Sarah might want script approval before any story about her comes to be a movie.
Man, what a step down for Julianne Moore to play a moron like Palin. They should have Snooki play Palin instead, much closer in character and resemblance.
Finally! Sarah Palin will have some legitimacy......even if it is Hollywood FAKE!
Is Julianne practicing her winking and non-sequitors? She doesn't have to worry about taking shooting lessons because after much picture posing and empty bragging it's come to light that Sarah Palin can't hit the broad side of a barn with a cannon.
Julianne Moore is too fine an actress to play a silly, shallow, empty headed, and egotistical woman.
I have an old cabbage in my fridge that should be just right to play the part
Julianne Moore is going to have to channel all kinds of method acting, and the acting skills that made her an 8-time Oscar nominee to be able to ACT as stupid as Sarah Palin IS !!!
If she manages to convince us on the silver screen that she can act STUPID TO THE BONE like Sarah , I see nothing short of another Oscar nomination for Ms. Moore. It's going to take a helluva of an actress to pull that one off.
This going to be a comedy isn't it? It has to be a comedy. There's no other type film that could do justice to Palin and her stupidity.
She is really going to have to dumb down for the role.
Haven't we seen enough of this twit? Now they're making a movie too? Ugh. What a waste of $12.
Wally Walrus would portray a much better Sarah Palin that Julianne Moore. And Wally's film career would suffer far less damage than Julianne's will.
Many awards have been won by very attractive actors by getting ugly so Julianne just might have something here. Charlize Theron won by putting on the ugly makeup. Palin is nice looking until she opens her mouth then it is full on ugly, so I am sure Julianne will have fun with getting dumb and ugly for the role. Palin will cry victim when the move airs.
OMG we are going to give SP another 15 min of fame
I'm hoping that Moore doesn't try to imitate Palin. Just play her real, without any exaggeration. That will be plenty entertaining.