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Posts Tagged ‘John Heilemann’

Julianne Moore to Play Sarah Palin

Actress Julianne Moore will play former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in HBO’s adaptation of John Heilemann and Mark Halperin‘s book, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jay Roach will direct and Danny Strong will write the script. Here’s more from TVNewser: “HBO optioned Game Change last January. No word yet on who will play the other TV news personalities mentioned in the book.”

Anybody wish they picked Saturday Night Live veteran Tina Fey? Heilemann and Halperin interviewed more than 300 people to write Game Change (2010). The book had three parts: part one covered the Democratic primaries, part two looked at the Republican primaries, and part three examined the race between Barack Obama and John McCain.

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‘Game Change’ for the Campaign Book Genre

gamechanged.jpgThe 2008 election was dominated by flashy, short blog coverage, and some wondered if the campaign book genre could survive the digital revolution. As this picture shows, it can…

Last night, GalleyCat prowled the aisles of the book release party for TIME‘s Mark Halperin and New York‘s John Heilemann‘s behind-the-scenes look at the 2008 election, “Game Change.”

We snapped this exclusive picture of Halperin posing with an upcoming edition of the NY Times Nonfiction Bestseller List–his unexpected bestseller perched at number one on the list. Our sibling blogs PRNewser and FishbowlNY also covered the event.

WaPo White House Correspondent: America Not Ready for Female President, Yet

crackedceiling.pngJournalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin rocketed to the top of the Amazon bestseller list with “Game Change“–collecting some less-than-flattering moments from the election trail.

While that book generated controversy by revealing juicy quotes from interviews with various politicians, another book looked at the press’ underlying attitude about women during the election. Over at wowOwow, Washington Post White House correspondent Anne Kornblut, introduced her new book, “Notes from the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin and What It Will Take for a Woman to Win.”

Here’s an excerpt from the post: “I did not grow up believing I lived in an unequal and harsh universe because of my gender–and for the most part, I still don’t. This isn’t ‘Mad Men.’ But blind faith in the notion that a woman president is right around the corner seems a little misplaced after 2008, when two history-making candidates failed to fully capitalize on the advantages of being women and were treated roughly in the press and by the public.”