Palin film gains big star
Sarah Palin is about to be played by a big star, a really big star, and a stunning one at that. Hollywood is indeed being very kind to the woman in the film that will follow her rise through American politics as the surprise Vice Presidential candidate in the 2008 U.S. elections.
The film is called Game Change, and for what reason I'm not sure. Perhaps it's the change of her life with the nomination, perhaps they are suggesting the candidacy changed the game for the John McCain election campaign, which went on to fail, I'm not sure. Surely the big game change was the winning candidate?
Okay, let me get this out of the way, I have a mammoth cinematic crush on the woman. She only has to appear on screen and I'm captivated, in fact while I'm writing this and looking at the source story in Deadline I'm captivated by her picture and keep looking back. Not in a stalker type way, don't get me wrong, but in the same way I would with a Hollywood star from the good old days of Hollywood.
Right, let me put that behind us before Julianne Moore gets a restraining order!
Game Change is going to be adapted from the book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann which actually follows John McCain's campaign rather than just Sarah Palin's part in it. Danny Strong, who wrote Recount, has written this political campaigning story but it's not that clear if the film will be about the campaign itself or just Sarah Palin.
Jay Roach is directing the film which has an "aka" title of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime on IMDB, and that does suggest the scope is going to be a lot more than just Palin, how much I'm not sure.
Internationally I'm not sure of the interest in either these stories, perhaps there's a glossy, shiny story to be had from that section of Palin's career, however lately I hear things have been a bit darker and some of the comments and marketing since haven't portrayed her in the sweetest of lights, and I'm talking about comments and marketing coming from her own camp.
The real story here is John McCain's campaign, or actually of the other guy, the one who won, who was he again? Or perhaps there's more to have from following Palin post this campaign. What do you think? Is this going to have enough material for a good film?