Bristol Palin's character cast in HBO's, 'Game Change'
April 27th, 2011
03:57 PM ET
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Bristol Palin's character cast in HBO's, 'Game Change'

(CNN)– Casting continues for HBO's upcoming movie "Game Change," based on the bestselling book documenting the contentious 2008 presidential campaign.

Hollywood Reporter writes that the role of Bristol Palin will be played by Melissa Farman, whose resume includes roles in the television series "Lost" and "Law and Order."

Farman joins a star-studded cast of Julianne Moore, Ed Harris, and Woody Harrelson who have already committed to the project.

Harris is onboard as 2008 GOP presidential contender John McCain, Moore is set to play the part of McCain's running-mate Sarah Palin, and Harrelson as McCain's senior advisor and senior strategist, Steve Schmidt.

HBO's adaption of John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's bestseller focuses on McCain's flailing presidential campaign, starting from his decision to pick Palin as his running-mate in the general election.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, CSI's Larry Sullivan is signed on to play Sarah Palin's deputy chief of staff, Chris Edwards, and actor Jamey Sheridan of the NBC series "Trauma," will play part of McCain's senior campaign advisor Mark Salter.

Tom Hanks will be an executive producer on the project.

Time Warner is the parent company of CNN and HBO.


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soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Auntie Lolo

    WHo the frack cares!! And why is this even in the Political section – come on CNN – you are better than this – supposedly.

    April 27, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    This is not political news.
    Posting it as such is an open invitation for a verbal smashdown.
    When the young lady leaves the nest, then she might be fair game. Not before.

    April 27, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  3. ConservaFASCIST -aka- Mammon

    Well who's going to play Levi? Who gives a rats tail about the Secessionists Palin's?

    April 27, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  4. sharon

    The picture in the story is WAYYYYY out of date....she looks totally different right now; almost looks like she had work done.

    April 27, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  5. diridi

    what is this Megan McCain, Bristol Palin????Nonsense...o.k, just grow up....o.k, Enough GOP thugs nasty stuff...do not involve kids any more...o.k,

    April 27, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  6. jack

    Are you kidding me? This shows how "thin" the TV content is. All the reality TV shows clinching to their awful ratings and now this? Who would want to watch this C.R.A.P?

    April 27, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. ja

    who cares, tired of hearing about immoral folk, america glorifies anything, anybody

    April 27, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    That had been such a pressing issue on my mind....not.
    If I cared any less I'd be dead.
    Get a grip CNN, you're NOT the Enqurer no matter what everyone else says!

    April 27, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  9. ART

    This poor girl has to live with the fact that she has a retard for a mom, no wonder she over eats.

    April 27, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  10. al in memphis

    Now we know who really controls this country - anybody who was convincing enough for some TV producers to agree to put this on screen.

    April 27, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  11. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I'd rather see Todd Palin in his role as a member of the Alaskan Independent Party that planned a coup to sucede the Union while he was still married to Sarah, that ought to be a good movie. And remember as per Sarah, Todd still doesn't belong to any political party and think it's because anyone who plans a coup loses their voting rights instead of going to prison.

    April 27, 2011 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  12. rusty155

    Who care about any of the Palin. Saran Palin Is A big IDIOT, And Bristol Palin and a Baby out of wed lock. Why are any body making a big deal out of this. There a lot of girl that had baby out of wed lock, I don't see you making a big deal out of the other girl. Or offer them a lot of money to go around and speak to teenager about teenager having baby. When are you fool going to keep handing the Palin money for being IDIOT.

    April 27, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Rudy NYC:
    When the young lady leaves the nest, then she might be fair game. Not before.
    -------------------------------------------------–
    The young "lady" left the nest, and had a baby outside the nest. Did'nt she purchase a home in the crazy state of Arizona?
    She's making ridiculous bank preaching, of all things, abstinence. She's strutted her stuff on DWTS. She's cashing in all over the place......GAME ON!!!

    April 27, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  14. Jeff in Virginia

    It can't be that hard to play the airhead daughter of an airhead. This is not news.

    April 27, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  15. thomas

    I hope Snoop Dogg will play the part of GOPAC Chair Michael Steele .

    April 27, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  16. AZLib

    Only Kristy Alley could play the part.. They don't have that many over weight actresses to select from in Hollywood.

    April 27, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  17. Madtown

    I love the irony in that the actress portraying Bri$tol starred in the series "Lost"...

    April 27, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  18. once upon a horse

    @ Rudy NYC....

    I agree with you...let Bristol alone..she didn't choose her parents and if rightwingers want to throw money at her as well I think why not take it. This is not politcal news at all.

    April 27, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  19. Marie MD

    Is she also a porker? Can she dance or whatever passed for dancing?
    CNN this is ENTERTAINMENT news. Neither this unwed uneducated high school dropout nor her mother are politicians or anything close to it.
    I really think that my disgust for anything about this family didn't come about until the media (mostly after November 2008) started reporting on every ad nauseum piece of trash coming out of their shrieking mouths or facebook page.
    Too much of anything gets old. Too much of these people is like an early death without the rethug death panel.

    April 27, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  20. Dora

    And this is political news?

    April 27, 2011 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |