Julianne Moore is Sarah Palin in Game Change trailer

And Ed Harris is a ringer for John McCain

A new teaser trailer has been released for HBO Films’ upcoming political drama Game Change, and Julianne Moore makes for a frighteningly convincing Sarah Palin.

The film, adapted from the bestselling book of the same name by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, will follow the story of the 2008 election campaign, focusing on the introduction of Sarah Palin to the McCain ticket as a potential “game changer”.

Take a look at the new trailer below…



What we can say for sure is that Julianne Moore has got Palin’s reedy, semi-strangulated voal tones down pat, and also looks a dead ringer for the Republican after a staggeringly convincing makeover.

The supporting players look the part as well, with Ed Harris looking stodgy and stoic as McCain, and Woody Harrelson on slippery form as a senior campaign strategist.

Directed by Jay Roach, the film will be released on HBO next March. No news of a cinematic release as yet, so expect this one to end up in the dastardly clutches of Sky Atlantic...

Who looks more convincing, Harris or Moore? And if this did get a cinematic release, would you go see?