Actress Julianne Moore to play Palin in new film
March 9th, 2011
04:49 PM ET
4 years ago

Actress Julianne Moore to play Palin in new film

(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.


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  1. Inmyopinion

    This is as bad as Katie Holmes playing Jackie Onassis.

    March 9, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  2. ConservaFascists/F.U.B.A.R.

    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.

    March 9, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  3. Video Guy

    Julianne Moore is much nicer looking than Sarah and I bet a little smarter.

    March 9, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    That is so recent, I can't imagine why people would pay money, to go to such a film.

    March 9, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  5. NVa Native

    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.

    March 9, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  6. IsNot

    Well, Video Guy, this choice of material shows she's NOT that smart after all.

    March 9, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  7. Adalbert

    What is she going to do? Lie through her teeth.

    March 9, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  8. Bill

    I did not know that Ms. Moore did comedy movies.

    March 9, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  9. willie floyd

    Sure EVERYONE can hardly wait to see this! NOT

    March 9, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  10. jen

    feel sorry for Julianne Moore, really how is she going to play this? guess she has act retarded like Palin ha..ha

    March 9, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  11. majikbunny

    Rosanne Barr hands down!!

    March 9, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  12. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    We all know why McCain lost the election, Palin.

    March 9, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  13. once upon a horse

    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.

    March 9, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  14. Bill

    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.

    March 9, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  15. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    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.

    March 9, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  16. Randy, San Francisco

    Julianne Moore is too fine an actress to play a silly, shallow, empty headed, and egotistical woman.

    March 9, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  17. Harry

    I have an old cabbage in my fridge that should be just right to play the part

    March 9, 2011 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    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.

    March 9, 2011 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  19. Russ

    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.

    March 9, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  20. Dave

    She is really going to have to dumb down for the role.

    March 9, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  21. cynix

    Haven't we seen enough of this twit? Now they're making a movie too? Ugh. What a waste of $12.

    March 9, 2011 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  22. Oy Vey Az

    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.

    March 9, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  23. Indy

    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.

    March 9, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  24. ks

    OMG we are going to give SP another 15 min of fame

    March 9, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  25. johnRJ08

    I'm hoping that Moore doesn't try to imitate Palin. Just play her real, without any exaggeration. That will be plenty entertaining.

    March 9, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
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