Tina Fey wasn’t available (probably), so HBO has decided to run with anothe 30 Rock vet, Julianne Moore, to play the iconic Alaskan in Game Change, a movie based on Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s 2010 book about how the tactic to include Mrs. “Dontcha Know?” changed the dynamic of the 2008 presidential election. Something tells me they won’t be getting Fred Armisen to play Obama.
The film will be directed by Jay Roach, who has shown a talent for directing political sagas with Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery and Meet the Fockers. Actually, he did Recount for HBO about the 2000 presidential clusterfu-, er, election, so the project should be in good hands.
At this moment, Julianne Moore sits in front of a mirror, with a tumbler of vodka and empty pill bottles, repeating the line, “I can see Russia from my house,” over and over, tears dripping down her face. (Deadline)