HBO released its first official trailer for its new film “Game Change” about the 2008 presidential election. Julianne Moore takes on the role of Sarah Palin and the movie doesn’t hold back any punches.
The short trailer features Sarah Palin’s infamous “I can see Russia from my house” flub and paints McCain’s former running mate as more an actress than a politician.
Here’s the synopsis from HBO:
“This new HBO film 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.”
Palin brings excitement to the campaign but the political pressures also get to her in the movie. Moore said:
“We have her displaying moments of sheer brilliance –- I mean, she was unbelievably charismatic. Suddenly here was this working class mother who popped out and seemed to be able to command the world, but of course upon further inspection, she was clearly not prepared. She didn’t necessarily have the experience necessary to lead our country, and that’s what we were attempting to characterize.”
“Game Change” will premiere on HBO on March 10 at 9pm EST.
Here’s the trailer for the new movie.
Do you think HBO’s portrayal of Sarah Palin is fair? Accurate? Will you be watching “Game Change” when it airs next month?