Editor's note: this is a clip we first brought you on the blog.
In April, the Blaze told you about "Game Change," the upcoming HBO movie based on the bestselling book by the same name. The book, written by John Heilemann (New York Magazine) and Mark Halperin (Time Magazine), delves deeply into the 2008 political drama created by the Obama, Clinton, McCain and Palin campaigns.
This week, HBO released the first sneak-peak of the film, which is set to debut in March. The Hollywood Reporter has more:
The first footage of HBO Films' 2008 election telepic Game Change has arrived and offers the first glimpse of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin.
In the short promo, Moore delivers the words that would go on to change politics when Palin says, "I will be honored to accept your nomination for vice president of the United States."
Below, watch the promo that has critics buzzing:
In the flick, Ed Harris plays John McCain and Woody Harrelson plays his campaign manager. The movie was directed by Jay Roach and the script was written by Danny Strong.
Here's a synopsis of the "Game Change" book, which provides more insight into what one can expect from the film:
In 2008 , the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction. The meteoric rise and historic triumph of Barack Obama. The shocking fall of the House of Clinton—and the improbable resurrection of Hillary as Obama’s partner and America’s face to the world. The mercurial performance of John McCain and the mesmerizing emergence of Sarah Palin. But despite the wall-to-wall media coverage of this spellbinding drama, remarkably little of the real story behind the headlines had been told—until now.
In Game Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin pull back the curtains on the Obama, Clinton, McCain, and Palin campaigns. Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived thestory, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel.
We'll have to wait and see how the film treats the then-candidates before making an official determination about its fairness and accuracy. Either way, it should be a fascinating watch.