Julianne Moore playing Sarah Palin in Game Change

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Julianne Moore has signed on to play former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in book adap Game Change.

Based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin‘s book about John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, the film will be directed by Jay Roach.

Considering Roach’s past credits (notably Austin Powers and Dinner For Schmucks ), we probably shouldn’t expect a haughty political thriller with serious things to say.

Instead, we imagine it’ll be more of a Tine Fey-style send-up – which is fitting, considering Moore appeared in 30 Rock opposite Fey just last season.

The ‘roles’ of John McCain and Barack Obama have yet to be cast, though we imagine Roach is shooting for similarly high profile names.

With Meryl Streep currently playing Maggie Thatcher, it seems politics are suddenly sexy again...