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Four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore is about to turn into a mama Grizzly! The actress, 50, has signed on to play Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO film Game Change. The adaptation of the best-selling nonfiction book will recreate John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, beginning with his selection of the former governor of Alaska.
The real Sarah Palin has criticized the book for inaccuracy, and no wonder: Game Change portrays her as mentally and emotionally unstable, not to mention politically ignorant (the books says she believed that Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11). The book also says that Palin had serious regrets about running, even saying mid-campaign: "If I had known everything I know now, I would not have done this."
Whether or not the Sarah Palin of Game Change resembles the real woman, she'll make a fascinating character for the talented Moore to play. But then again, Moore has a lot to measure up to. First, there's the iconic Saturday Night Live portrayal of Palin by Tina Fey...
And then, of course, there's Sarah Palin's own TV portrayal of Sarah Palin, on her TLC reality show Sarah Palin's Alaska.
Fey played Palin as an eager-to-please beauty queen who substituted folksiness for intelligence; Palin played Palin as a no-nonsense small-town mama who's as tough as any man. We look forward to seeing what Moore brings to the party. Of course, now we also want to know who's playing Hillary Clinton!