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HBO's ' Game Change' -- Help us cast this film

As was reported here last week, HBO is going to be filming "Game Change," the New York Times best-seller about the 2008 presidential campaign, in Maryland this spring. Read it here.

So far, the only role that HBO has announced is that Julianne Moore will play Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate. While the book covered all the major candidates, the film will focus on John McCain's campaign from the time he picked Palin as his running mate to election night.

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Remember all that incredible stuff about McCain and his team finding out in late August of 2008 that Palin's 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, was pregnant? Remember Bristol and Levi Johnson, the high-school dropout who her was her baby's daddy but not her husband, arriving at the GOP convention? This is going to be a fun movie, don't you think?

I think it could also be a fine and smart movie given that Jay Roach and Danny Strong, the director and writer who gave us HBO's "Recount," an Emmy-winning film about the 2000 presidential recount in Florida, are making it.

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So, let's have some fun and help HBO cast it -- or, at least, see if any of us can come close to picking the actors who will (or should) play some of the real-life figures, like McCain.

Here are some of the other roles I'd like to get some casting on: Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston and Todd Palin.

Joe Biden, whom Palin debated, has to be in there as well. So let's do Biden. I am guessing Barack Obama has to get at least a cameo -- if you are talking about the presidential campaign of 2008. So, let's go with that role, too.

And what about Katie Couric, who did the takedown interview that Palin is still trying to re-spin? Think she will play the role herself? She's everywhere in the press these days trying to convince CBS News that everybody wants her -- even as CBS drags its heels on re-signing her. And then, there's Gwen Ifill, from PBS, who moderated the Palin-Biden debate. She's fair game for casting as well.

Let's leave it there for now. There are at least two senior aides to McCain who seemed to have major issues with Palin, and those are going to be big roles. But no one outside of Washington will probably recognize those folks by sight, so let's not bother for now.

Let's do some casting on the faces we know.

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