sarah palin julianne moore Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in 'Game Change' first look photoThat is downright spooky.

Production has started on the HBO film “Game Change,” which follows Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain‘s 2008 run for president, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to their defeat at the hands of President Barack Obama. Ed Harris stars as McCain and Julianne Moore, as you can see above, is Palin.

The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name and has Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman as executive producers. It also stars Woody Harrlson as Steven Schmidt, McCain’s senior advisor, “CSI’s” Larry Sullivan as Palin’s deputy chief of staff Chris Edwards and “Temple Grandin’s” Melissa Farman as Bristol, reports THR.

Are you excited for the film? We have to say, while we’re slightly disappointed it’s not Tina Fey playing Sarah Palin, we think Julianne Moore at least looks to be right on the money. “Game Change” is slated to premiere later this year.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."