Thursday, April 28, 2011

Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin

The first image of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin has surfaced.  It's for the HBO TV Movie Game Change, best on the bestselling book, chronicling the 2008 presidential election.  Directed by Jay Roach, who did the HBO TV Movie Recount, about the 2000 presidential election.  Joining Moore will be Ed Harris as John McCain.  As has been documented more than once here, Julianne Moore is one of the few modern screen performers that I so breathlessly admire, even while she wiles away in undeserving crap (sadly, she does that often), however no matter how this one turns out, no doubt she's a ballsy actress.  Too face a character (and by which, excuse my mild political aside: Palin cannot be a real person) of such contention, and utterly clueless sound-bytes, a mere couple of years after Tina Fey masterfully conquered nearly all of them is ballsy indeed.  But so far, looks fairly convincing.  Maybe Moore will rack up another Emmy: she previously won a Daytime Emmy (for Best Ingenue) for her duel role in As the World Turns.

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