The obligatory “Julianne Moore to play Palin in ‘Game Change’ movie” post

posted at 8:02 pm on March 9, 2011 by Allahpundit

A fine actress, and famously versatile. But versatile enough, as a Democratic donor and an unabashed fan of The One, to play the most widely loathed Republican in liberal America?

What could go wrong?

Oscar nominee Julianne Moore has landed the starring role of Sarah Palin in HBO’s adaptation of the bestselling book Game Change.

Moore (Boogie Nights, Eagle Eye) will take the sure-to-be-buzzed-about role of the Alaska Governor and vice presidential nominee in the HBO film.

Look at it this way: Given that “Game Change” portrays Palin as a prima donna at war with her own campaign, wouldn’t you rather have a left-leaning actress in the role? If it’s going to be a hit job, let them own it. Why cast a conservative like Patrician Heaton when you know she’ll only end up having to play Palin as a shrieking doofus?

Over at Ricochet, Andrew Klavan wonders when we’ll get to see that Kennedys miniseries and the Path to 9/11 again. Exit question: Never mind casting Obama. Who’s going to play the real star of “Game Change,” i.e. John “Silky Pony” Edwards?


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Who are they going to find to play Meghan McCain?

technopeasant on March 9, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Miss Piggy. Makes sense, get a Muppet to play a moppet…

Michelle Obama – played by Carl Weathers
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John McCain – played by Abe Vigoda
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Nancy Pelosi – also played by Abe Vigoda

cnredd on March 9, 2011 at 11:41 PM

That funny, I don’t care who ya are!

Hey, Larry the Cable Guy as Bill Clinton!

Also, I back Urkel for Big Zero.

Agree with the above; better to let some dopey lib scrunt play Palin in a hit piece.

By the way, Jules? Good luck drawing about 50% of America to your next picture.

You and Meghan Fox can hang out when this is done and have a deep discussion on how becoming radioactive at the box office has influenced your future in direct to DVD movies and Japanese soda commercials.

SuperCool on March 10, 2011 at 1:49 AM

Please lets get an O as Dumb@ss movie out by 11/12.

AZCON on March 10, 2011 at 3:11 AM

So essentially the libtards are making a movie with Moore portraying Fey portraying Palin? No thanks, I’ll pass.

Done That on March 10, 2011 at 4:38 AM

I don’t get it. Why don’t they make a movie about our wonderful president instead? Think of the ratings!

ncborn on March 10, 2011 at 5:58 AM

It’s a good thing Julianne Moore is totally hot,

manwithblackhat on March 9, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Then you have NOT seen her without make-up!

oldleprechaun on March 10, 2011 at 6:38 AM

Only Catherine Zeta Jones is pretty enough to play Sarah Palin. The rest of those actresses listed up above pale by comparison.

karenhasfreedom on March 10, 2011 at 12:24 AM

I agree she’s beautiful, but now she’s taking care of Michael Douglas…he may die before summer b/c of his cancer. He looks horrible. Summer, and I am being conservative.

ProudPalinFan on March 10, 2011 at 7:42 AM

Another reason not to go to the movies. You’d think those fools in Hollyweird would get tired of making money losers. Haven’t they heard about how wonderful the capitalist system can be.

Kissmygrits on March 10, 2011 at 8:16 AM

Julianne Moore looks too old to play Sarah, even though she is only about 4 years older…too much indoor life, I suppose.

Karmi on March 10, 2011 at 8:21 AM

The top 10 actresses to play Sarah Palin not named Julianne Moore:

8)Sandra Bullock

9)Daphne Zuniga

technopeasant on March 9, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Those are 2 really good picks and Zuniga might even be the better choice. She’s got the jaw.

roy_batty on March 10, 2011 at 8:47 AM

I guess after the huge success of “Green Zone” they are looking for their next hit. /SARC

Free Indeed on March 10, 2011 at 9:11 AM

also, I realize Angie Harmon has retired from acting to spend time raising her young kids in North Carolina, but was she the last conservative female in Hollywood?

Daemonocracy on March 9, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Did her TNT show get canceled? If not, then she’s still acting. They’re just between seasons right now.

As for who they should cast as McCain, they must go with Michael Hogan from Battlestar Galactica. Dude looks exactly like him.

Doughboy on March 10, 2011 at 9:25 AM

While I think Moore is very attractive she doesn’t look much like Palin.

The real question is who is going to play Sullivan. How can the Left do a movie about Palin without including the Trig issue? /s

katiejane on March 10, 2011 at 9:33 AM

I agree she’s beautiful, but now she’s taking care of Michael Douglas…he may die before summer b/c of his cancer. He looks horrible. Summer, and I am being conservative.

ProudPalinFan on March 10, 2011 at 7:42 AM

He’s in remission, been given a clean bill of health after a ton of chemo (responsible for that haggard look he was sporting awhile ago). Remarkable news given it was stage-four cancer.

Bee on March 10, 2011 at 10:09 AM

HBO’s adaptation…HBO film…

Seriously…with Netflix as low as $10 per month, who is dumb enough to pay $18 for this garbage?

MNHawk on March 10, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Well, I won’t be watching because, of course, it will be character assassination…By the way, Julianne Moore is too ugly to play Sarah Palin…I wish they’d gotten Mariska Hargitay…She and Sarah could be sisters…

theaddora on March 10, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Let’s hope she doesn’t get her lines mixed up with “Boogie Nights”, huh?

mojo on March 10, 2011 at 5:23 PM

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