Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin In ‘Game Change’

Julianne Moore to play Sarah Palin

HBO Films announced earlier today that will tackle the role of in their upcoming film adaptation based on the best-selling book Game Change, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.

The film, which follows John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, will be directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong.

The release for the new project reads:

HBO Films’ GAME CHANGE follows John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election. Based on the bestselling book “Game Change,” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, the film is directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, whose previous collaboration was HBO’s Emmy Award winning film, RECOUNT. The 2008 film also earned an Emmy and DGA Award for Roach and an Emmy nomination and WGA Award for Strong. Credits: Cast (to date): Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin Director/Executive Producer: Jay Roach Writer/Co-Executive Producer: Danny Strong Production companies: HBO Films in association with Everyman Pictures