First look: Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in HBO’s Game Change

Watch a preview of the forthcoming TV movie, which tells the story of the Republican party's 2008 presidential campaign


HBO has released a trailer for its upcoming TV movie Game Change, which gives us the chance to sample Julianne Moore’s performance as divisive American politician Sarah Palin.


Game Change, based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, tells the story of John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and the appointment of Palin – at that time the governor of Alaska – as his running mate.

Also to be seen in the footage are Ed Harris as McCain and Woody Harrelson as Republican party strategist Steve Schmidt. The film is directed by Jay Roach, who previously chronicled the aftermath of the 2000 US presidential election in Recount. Game Change is expected to premiere in March 2012 in the US and later in the year in the UK on Sky Atlantic.