UPDATED: Sarah Palin joked good-naturedly about Julianne Moore and others playing her on TV. “Well, I am all about job creation,” she quipped in an interview on Fox News Channel. “And I guess I could provide some of these gals who pretend like they’re me some job security. I would ask, though, that — if they’re of the mind of spreading the wealth around — that perhaps they want to spring for one of my kid’s braces or something as they capitalize on pretending to be me!” She then said she’ll “just grit my teeth and bear whatever comes what may with that movie” — referring to HBO’s “Game Change,” in which Moore will play her.
PREVIOUSLY: Move over, Tina Fey – another actress is poised to play Sarah Palin on TV.
It’s Julianne Moore, who’s been cast to play the lightning-rod ex-governor of Alaska in an HBO TV movie adapted from the book “Game Change.” The book – full title: “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime” by John Heileman and Mark Halperin – is the bestseller about the 2008 presidential campaign.
According to this story on TheWrap.com, Moore will play Palin, who’s depicted in the book as “out of her depth and unprepared for the national spotlight” as Republican John McCain’s running mate.
There was no word on who would play the other principals in the movie – including Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and McCain. But the movie will be directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, who last collaborated on the HBO movie “Recount” about the 2000 presidential election debacle in Florida that led to George W. Bush’s controversial victory over Democrat Al Gore.
Fey, of course, famously lampooned Palin on “Saturday Night Live” during the 2008 election season. And comedian Kathy Griffin is poised to play a character modeled on Palin on an upcoming episode of “Glee” on Fox.
Watch Fey as Palin below: