Around the Remote: Julianne Moore stars as Sarah Palin in HBO 'Game Change'

Mar 4 2012 - 8:56am

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"Game Change" -- Like a master illusionist, actress Julianne Moore makes an incredible metamorphosis to become Sarah Palin in this compelling, behind-the-scenes look into John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. Based on segments of the bestselling book of the same name, "Game Change" revisits a defining moment in U.S. politics, capturing the human drama tied to the process in which Palin was chosen to be McCain's running mate and her stunning emergence as the "game-changer" who invigorated his beleaguered campaign. Ed Harris plays McCain and Woody Harrelson plays chief strategist Steve Schmidt, the man who championed Palin for the ticket. 10 p.m. Saturday, HBO.

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