An Obama, McCain, Palin, Clinton movie: Who would YOU cast?

An HBO movie about the recent Presidential race, with actors portraying Barack Obama, John McCain, Sarah Palin, and Hillary and Bill Clinton? Variety is reporting just such a project, based on a book that doesn’t exist yet, but it does have a title: Game Change: Obama And The Clintons, McCain And Palin, And The Race Of A Lifetime. The book is being written by Time Magazine editor-at-large Mark Halperin and New York Magazine political correspondent John Heilemann.

Given HBO’s Emmy-winning success with political movies such as Recount and John Adams, this makes sense from a show-biz point of view, and Charles Leavitt, who’ll adapt the book, is quoted as saying, “It’s funny to call Obama and Hillary characters, but that’s how I have to look at them.”

Now, so do we. So what famous actors would you cast as Obama (don’t take the easy way out and say Fred Armisen), McCain, the Clintons, and Palin. (Personally, I’ve always thought Megan Mullally would do a righteous Sarah Palin.)

Who would you cast?


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  • gotbrays

    denzel washington = obama
    meryl streep = hilary
    tina fey = palin
    richard dreyfuss = mccain
    john travolta = bill

  • kellen

    obama – will smith
    mccain – jack nicholson
    palin – megan mullally
    h. clinton – julianne moore
    b. clinton – martin sheen

  • Falz

    That’s going to be a liberal portrait of the coronation of the new trojan horse a.k.a Teleprompter Hussein Obama.

  • The Jester

    Obama = Don Cheatle
    Hilary = Annette Benning
    McCain = James Caan
    Palin = Joanna Cassidy
    Bill = Martin Sheen

  • KOZ

    Tina Fey for Palin all the way!!!

  • John

    Harry Lennix should play Obama, but he’d have to lose some weight.

  • Benjamin Slagter

    HBO needs to get back to making great shows instead of trying stuff like this.

  • andrew

    Harry Lennix as Obama, no doubt

  • rockgolf

    When Tim Conway appeared on 30 Rock last year, I was blown away at how much he now looks like John McCain. I have no doubt he could play it straight.

  • AmyK

    Palin should just play herself, no one is as good at being a completely clueless moose in headlights dumb@ss like her. I can see Russia from my house, don’t ya know! Wink Wink

  • Katie

    Palin- Mary Louise Parker
    Obama- either an unknown actor or Jamie Foxx
    Clinton-Patricia Heaton
    Bill Clinton-Darrell Hammond
    Michelle Obama – Aisha Taylor
    John McCain -Clint Eastwood

  • syd

    Mary McDonnell – Hillary

  • Kendra

    Palin-Diane Lane
    Hillary-Meryl Streep
    Obama-Will Smith
    McCain-Richard Dreyfuss
    Michelle Obama-Thandie Newton
    Todd Palin-Matt Dilon
    Bill-Richard Gere
    Cindy McCain-Jessica Lange

  • Rui

    Obama = Robert Downey Jr.
    mccain – Nick Nolte
    palin – tina fey
    h. clinton – Kathy Bates
    b. clinton – Ben Stiller

  • Ryan O’Brien

    Tina Fey as Palin only.
    Will Smith, Cheadle, Foxx, or Lennix as Obama.
    Joe Biden- Craig T. Nelson
    McCain- Dreyfuss or Jon Voight
    NO opinion on Clintons

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