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When HBO wanted to create an adaptation of the best-selling book “Game Change,” about the 2008 presidential race between John McCain and Barack Obama, they picked up the phone and called Jay Roach – the director behind Austin Powers and The Fockers who also delivered them the television movie Recount. Now, Roach has covered, semi-fictionally, politics in 2000 and in 2008. Slog through the dialogue between Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt (the Republican strategist) and Ed Harris as McCain, and you’ll be rewarded briefly with who will inevitably be the real star of the show, Julianne Moore slingin’ a down home twang as Sarah Palin. The question is this: with so much going on socially and economically, are we really interested in going back in time to examine a reality television star? And how will film fan Meghan McCain feel about seeing herself portrayed on screen? And what do you think?! »
- Cole Abaius
Game Change Teaser Trailer. Jay Roach‘s Game Change (2011) TV Movie Teaser Trailer stars Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Sarah Paulson, and Ron Livingston. Game Change‘s plot synopsis: “based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin‘s bestselling chronicle of the 2008 presidential elections. Though the book covers both the Republican and Democrat sides of the race, Roach’s film narrows its focus to John McCain (Ed Harris), Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore), and their bid for office.”
I always thought Pailn’s nomination was a publicity, strategic decision. It seems I was correct.
The new political comedy Dog Fight from director Jay Roach (watch the trailer for his political drama Game Change right here), already has a double dose of talent from "Saturday Night Live" with Will Ferrell taking one of the lead roles opposite Zach Galifiaiankis, not to mention a supporting role for Jason Sudeikis. But now another "SNL" veteran is getting thrown into the mix as Moviehole has learned that Dan Aykroyd will join the film which follows two rival politicians (Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis) running for a congressional seat in a small North Carolina district election. However, his role in the comedy isn't clear. Considering the film used to be called Southern Rivals, it would be no surprise if Aykroyd donned his perfected accent that we've seen in films like Driving Miss Daisy. When it comes to films, Aykroyd hasn't actually been seen on the big screen in a few years. »
- Ethan Anderton
When it comes to depicting boring discussions in conference rooms, HBO has it down to a science. The network adds suspenseful music, crystal-clear cinematography and tense dialogue and suddenly films like “Recount” and “Too Big to Fail” are thrilling narratives of what basically amounts to people sitting around talking.
- Julie Steinberg
 Though the actual presidential elections are still eleven months away, if you've been paying even casual attention to the news you'll know the Republican fight for the nomination is already speeding along. What better time, then, to look back and remember the high drama of the last time we all went through this as a nation? HBO has just released the first trailer for Jay Roach's Game Change, based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's bestselling chronicle of the 2008 presidential elections. Though the book covers both the Republican and Democrat sides of the race, Roach's film narrows its focus to John McCain (Ed Harris), Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore), and their bid for office. Woody Harrelson, Sarah Paulson, and Ron Livingston also star. Watch the trailer after the jump. [via First Showing ] Thanks to some early publicity stills , we've already known for months that Harris and Moore were capable of looking the parts they'd been cast in, »
- Angie Han
The political movie follows John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Palin as his running mate, to their defeat in the general election.
"Game Change" will be released next year in March, don'cha know? »
Hollywoodnews.com: Three trailers have reached the Web as people attempt to scurry away from their laptops and enjoy the holidays with friends and family. But they are worth watching, so take a moment and enjoy the cinematic teases.
First, Ridley Scott has dropped our first look at “Prometheus,” a sci-fi adventure with a stellar cast (Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace) that most thought would be a prequel to his seminal “Alien” (and many still believe will be connected somehow). Either way, Scott’s return to science-fiction heralds attention no matter what he’s attempting, and so “Prometheus” is high on our radar heading into 2012. Here’s the first trailer:
Next up is “Bel Ami,” Robert Pattinson’s steamy period romance that finds the “Twilight” heartthrob sleeping his way through Europe in search of wealth and power. Now that sounds like a tough task for the young actor, don’t you think? »
- Sean O'Connell
Based on the tell-all book from New York Magazine's John Heilemann and Time’s Mark Halperin, HBO's Game Change now has a trailer. The story will focus on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's entry into John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. The biggest reason to pay attention is to see Julianne Moore looking and sounding eerily like the once Republican vice-president candidate. Ed Harris makes a great McCain, and Woody Harrelson stars as his adviser Steve Schmidt. Palin has said that she will not be running for president in the upcoming election, but has also made mention that it wasn't too late for her to join the race (sounds confusing, as always). Check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think.  ...
- Alison Nastasi
It's the battle of the Sarah Palin impersonations! In one corner, ladies and gents, we have Julianne Moore star of the new HBO film Game Change, about the former Alaska governor's ascendance to Republican vice presidential candidate, whose trailer just premiered on the Web. In the other corner, there's 30 Rock's Tina Fey, whose satirical Saturday Night Live takedown of Palin, some political analysts say, may have even swung the 2008 election in President Obama's favor. So which one does the best Sarah? Better yet, who can see Russia from their house? Game Change, costarring Ed Harris as Republican presidential nominee John McCain and Woody Harrelson as McCain adviser Steve »
Do you want to see Ed Harris play John McCain and Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin? Of course you do! Check out the very first trailer for Game Change, the latest political HBO film directed by Jay Roach. Roach is best known for his work on the Austin Powers and Meet the Parents movies but he also directed the acclaimed HBO film Recount about the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the controversial recounts in Florida. Game Change is based on the book of the same name written by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin and it explores the 2008 presidential election from the point of view of the Republican Party. Woody Harrelson, Ron Livingston, and Sarah Paulson also co-star. Game Change will air on HBO in March 2012; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.
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It may be a TV channel, but HBO movies are not of the Lifetime variety. They've made incredible films in recent years, most notably Recount with Kevin Spacey and You Don't Know Jack with Al Pacino. Their next is Game Change which focuses on the McCain campaign decision to pick Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 presidential election. Ed Harris and Julianne Moore fill the top two roles with Woody Harrelson as a campaign adviser. The first teaser is below and wow, I'm impressed with »
- Paul Tassi
We knew she had perfected Sarah Palin's look. Now, in the first Game Change trailer, we see that Julianne Moore sounds just like the Alaskan politician, too. Moore, 51, has just one line in the trailer - in which she accepts the Republican nomination for vice president in 2008 - but she delivers it in the classic Palin voice, one previously imitated to perfection by Tina Fey. The movie, coming to HBO in March, also stars Ed Harris as John McCain and Woody Harrelson as his campaign manager. - Tim Nudd Related: Julianne Moore & Uma Thurman Party Together in N.Y. »
A new teaser trailer has been released for HBO Films’ upcoming political drama Game Change, and Julianne Moore makes for a frighteningly convincing Sarah Palin. The film, adapted from the bestselling book of the same name by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, will follow the story of the 2008 election campaign, focusing on the introduction of Sarah Palin to the McCain ticket as a potential “game changer”. Take a look at the new trailer below… What we can say for sure is that Julianne Moore has got Palin’s...
- George Wales
TVLine has got the first trailer from HBO’s film “Game Change,” starring Ed Harris as Sen. John McCain and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. The trailer, which also features Woody Harrelson as McCain’s campaign manager Steve Schmidt, is amazing, simply for the fact that the casting was nailed perfectly. These actors look so much like the real-life people they’re portraying that it’s almost horrific. But it’s also amazing in how the film plays the Republican side out to be something of a horror story. From the first time we see Moore’s high-heeled foot step out of the car, we get the feeling that McCain and his campaign are going to »
The first trailer for Game Change has been unveiled by HBO Films. The movie - based on the 2010 book by political journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin - stars Ed Harris as Republican presidential candidate John McCain and Julianne Moore as his running mate, vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Woody Harrelson also features prominently in the 50-second taster, playing McCain's campaign manager Steve Schmidt. The supporting cast includes Ally McBeal and Grey's Anatomy star Peter MacNicol as Republican national campaign manager Rick Davis, Ron Livingston (more) »
- By Kate Goodacre
HBO just released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming film "Game Change," starring Julianne Moore as Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. (We're not sure she's better than Tina Fey, but really, who could be?)
The film follows John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign from the beginning to his decision to pick a game changer like Sarah Palin to their ultimate defeat to Barack Obama. If you can deal with the accent for the entire film, you'll also get to see Ed Harris as Sen. John McCain and Woody Harrelson as McCain adviser Steve Schmidt.
The trailer shows McCain and Schmidt deciding that, with an African-American man like Barack Obama in the running, they needed to pick someone that might be a game changer for their campaign. Whatever side of the coin you're on, this should prove to be an interesting story. "Game Change" will premiere in March on HBO.
HBO has released a new video celebrating its 2011 schedule and looking forward to new and returning shows for 2012. The clip reveals that Aaron Sorkin's new drama for the cable network has officially been titled The Newsroom. First announced under the title More As This Story Develops, it will star Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Dev Patel and Olivia Munn. Jane Fonda was rumoured to be joining the cast last week to play a powerful media mogul. The video also teases movie Game Change, starring Julianne Moore as former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin opposite Ed Harris's John McCain. Melissa Farman, (more) »
- By Kate Goodacre
HBO has released their first teaser trailer for Game Change, a telepic about John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. It is a well-structured 52 seconds. First, Ed Harris looks just like McCain when you stick a hairpiece on him. A speech by Woody Harrelson (playing McCain's advisor Steve Schmidt) builds nicely to the big reveal of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin. Plenty have tried on a Palin impression in the last couple years. Is it any surprise that Moore's, in just one sentence, sounds good enough to sustain a feature-length character arc? Ron Livingston, Sarah Paulson, Peter MacNicol, Justin Gaston, Larry Sullivan, Jamey Sheridan, and Melissa Farman also star. Game Change was directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, who previously collaborated on the HBO movie Recount, which centered on the 2000 election. Game Change will premiere in March 2012. Watch the trailer after the break. Below is the synopsis for Game Change »
- Brendan Bettinger
The book Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime was released in early 2010. Written by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change chronicled the 2008 presidential campaign. While the book focuses on the race as a whole, sections of it deal with the introduction of Sarah Palin as Republican candidate John McCain's running-mate.
HBO has chosen to make a TV movie out of Game Change, but the movie will heavily focus on the McCain-Palin campaign. Ed Harris plays Arizona Senator and candidate John McCain, while Woody Harrelson plays his adviser Steve Schmidt.
Oscar winner Julianne Moore steps into the role of Sarah Palin in the film and she proves that Tina Fey isn't the only woman who can play a convincing version of the former vice presidential candidate.
HBO has »
Does Julianne Moore bear an uncanny resemblance to Sarah Palin in the upcoming movie "Game Change"? You betcha! The teaser for the upcoming HBO film about the 2008 presidential election, and "Big Lebowski" actress Moore gives Tina Fey a run for her money in her portrayal of former Gop vice presidential candidate Palin. The film, which was written by Danny Strong (who also penned HBO's political film "Recount"), also stars Ed Harris as Palin's running mate John McCain and Woody Harrelson »
- Tim Kenneally
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