Teaser Trailer For "Game Change" Starring Julianne Moore As Sarah Palin
HBO have released their first teaser trailer for Game Change, a television film that chronicles John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. Game Change will star Ed Harris as Senator McCain, Woody Harrelson as McCain's advisor Steve Schmidt and Julianne Moore as the queen of Alaska, Sarah Palin.
It will also star Ron Livingston, Sarah Paulson, Peter MacNicol, Justin Gaston, Larry Sullican, Jamey Sheridan and Melissa Farman and will be directed by Jay Roach, of Meet The Fockers and Austin Powers fame from a scipt that has been written by Danny Strong. Roach and Strong previously collaborated on HBO movie Recont which centered on the 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore.
You can view the trailer below ...
Well firstly, how much does Ed Harris look like John McCain? The answer, a lot. Woody Harrelson seems like he will be the main catalyst for Palin's appointment and the trailer builds up nicely to her reveal. Of course, Moore instantly seems to nail Palin's accent and mannerisms, which comes as no suprise.
Strong adapted the screenplay from the novel Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, but there is no listed actor playing Obama or Clinton so it's probably safe to presume that the film will focus purely on the McCain and Palin portions of the book.
The synopsis for the book reads "In 2008, the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction. The meteoric rise and historic triumph of Barack Obama. The shocking fall of the House of Clinton - and the improbable resurrection of Hilary as Obama's partner and America's face to the world. The mercurial performance of John McCain and the mesmerizing emergence of Sarah Palin. But despite the wall to wall media coverage of this spellbinding drama, remarkably little of the real story behind the headlines had been told - until now."