Here's HBO's Sarah Palin: 'Game Change' begins

HBO's "Game Change" started filming Wednesday in Baltimore, and here's the first image of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin.

HBO on Wednesday also confirmed the casting of Melissa Farman as Bristol Palin. Farman last appeared in HBO's "Temple Grandin."


Other cast additions include Jamey Sheridan as Mark Salter, a senior aide to Senator John McCain, and CSI's Larry Sullivan as Chris Edwards, Palin's deputy chief of staff.

"Game Change," based on the best-selling account of the 2008 presidential campaign, follows the McCain effort from the time he picked Palin as his running mate until his defeat in the general election.



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And here's the credit information from HBO on the image and the film: Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in HBO's GAME CHANGE
Photo credit: Phillip V. Caruso/HBO

HBO Films' GAME CHANGE follows John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election.

Based on the bestselling book "Game Change," by  John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, the film is directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, whose previous collaboration was HBO's Emmy Award winning film, RECOUNT.  The 2008 film also earned an Emmy and DGA Award for Roach and an Emmy nomination and WGA Award for Strong.

Cast (to date):
Julianne Moore as Alaska Governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin
Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt, McCain's senior campaign strategist and advisor
Ed Harris as U.S. Senator and presidential nominee John McCain

Director/Executive Producer: Jay Roach

Writer/Co-Executive Producer: Danny Strong


Executive Producers: Playtone's Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman
Production companies: A Playtone Production in association with Everyman Pictures