Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin In HBO Movie

Julianne Moore has signed up to play former Alaskan governer and complete redneck Sarah Palin in a made for TV movie focusing on the 2008 American presidential election.

The film will be based upon Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s best-selling novel Game Change and will feature a range of political figures from one of the most memorable campaigns in recent memory.

Moore is the first actor to sign up for the project and given her pro-choice beliefs and Democratic leanings, her involvement is a bit strange as Palin is famous for being more right-wing than Nick Griffin, and rather foolish with it. No one else has yet signed up for the film but with Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Meet The Parents) attached to direct, it is expected to attract an all-star cast.

The Daily Mail reported that Moore looked ‘glum’ as she walked around New York yesterday following the announcement.