Actress Julianne Moore, 51, will play former Alaskan Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO film “Game Change.”
“Game Change” focuses on the drama surrounding the 2008 presidential elections.
In the film’s trailer, John McCain, played by Ed Harris, asks his advisor Steve Schmidt, played by Woody Harrelson, to “find me a woman,” after he realizes he needs to “change the game” by using a female candidate.
The film, directed by Emmy-winning Director Jay Roach, is based on the book: Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin and the Race of a Lifetime by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.
While researching her role, Moore told ABC News she became turned off by the way modern political campaigns are run.
“So much is about how do you get on the air, how do you get the most media attention, how do you make the most noise,” Moore said. “When, in fact, what we're all looking for is leadership. We don't want noise. We want people who are going to take care of us.”
Sarah Palin, who announced earlier this year after much speculation that she would not run for president in 2012, is not interested in seeing her 2008 campaign come to life on screen.
“I think I'll just grit my teeth and bear whatever comes what may with that movie,” Palin told FOX News.
“Well, I am all about job creation and I guess I could provide some of these gals who pretend like they're me with 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,” Palin quipped to FOX News.
HBO will debut “Game Change” in March of 2012.