Washington (CNN) – A secretly-produced, $1 million feature film titled, "The Undefeated," about Sarah Palin will debut in Iowa next week, a source confirms to CNN.
Iowa, of course, holds the first contest in the presidential caucus and primary calendar, and the former Alaska governor says she's contemplating a bid for the White House. The movie's reception in the first-in-the-nation caucus state could be a barometer of Palin's appeal in Iowa.
The two-hour movie is the work of conservative filmmaker Stephen Bannon.
Bannon was first approached by Palin and her staff after last November's midterm elections and asked to produce a series of videos that would highlight the former governor's record in Alaska, an attempt to recover her "maverick" brand and repair the political fallout from her decision to quit the governorship in 2009.
The filmmaker took the idea a step further. With editorial control and his own financing, Bannon produced a feature-length film taking a favorable look at Palin's rise to power in Alaska, her reform efforts as governor and her blockbuster entrance onto the national political stage as Senator John McCain's running mate in 2008.
Quietly, and with the help of Palin and her team, Bannon was granted access to key Palin allies in Alaska and a treasure trove of rarely seen footage, including images dating back to Palin's time on the Wasilla City Council, her first political office.
CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby contributed to this report.
I'm sure this movie will clean up at the Razzi Awards. Worse Film EVER, Worse Actress (of course). Worse cast, Worst theme NO ONE CARES about. Heck why even hold the cermonies just hand all the awards to this bunch of losers... Straight to video for the freaks that support this poor pathetic money grubbing immoral person!!
Oh yeah...I forgot to mention. It SUCKS!
America needs a problem solver not a trouble maker. Palin = Kook and quitter and nothing besides.
How can this be considered anything but a political ploy now? I mean come on, releasing a propaganda movie ahead of an election run? Are we going to vote for the president by calling in a la American Idol next? If it's about her, it should premier in Alaska. If it's political, just own up and admit it is what it is Miss Straight Shooter.
Will she have a red carpet premier ceremony? Will all her kids be there in diamonds and furs? Will she go to the premier in her environmentally devestating big bus?
Please tell me it's a short, silent movie.
Why won't Sarah release her birth certificate and college transcripts?
Oh where are Siskel and Ebert when you really need them? Should be in the video bin by the long weekend.
The World according to a Moron !
this will be fun, watching Obama supporters heads spin around. some will say wow real hope and change. us supporters will say we already knew all this. palin Palin PALIN 2012
Why keep reminding us of this movie? No one cares!
The title of the movie should be 'It Came From Wassila'. Once again thanks go out to John McCain and his desparate strategists for inflicting the entire Palin freak show on America. The most annoying thing is that they all think they actually matter.
Well summer is the time that studios release comedies, science fiction, and fantasy-based movies so it`s the appropriate time for a movie about `Winky` Palin.
@GSMITH... I asked you the other day to provide a few examples of how Obama is destroying the country. I'm still waiting.
Is this a horror film or science fiction? Oh I forgot she does not believe in science so it can't be about science. What a waste of time and film.
I always knew they were going to do another Blair Witch movie.
I hear it's a cartoon!
Good materials for late night shows