Moore plays Sarah Palin, Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2008 Presidential election, in this drama written for the screen by Danny Strong and directed by Jay Roach. Palin, the Governor of Alaska, is tapped by John McCain’s campaign to join him as his Vice President candidate. Co-starring Woody Harrelson, Sarah Paulson, and Ed Harris.
To play a historical figure is one thing. To play a living historical figure deepens the challenge. But to play a culturally significant, very prominent, living figure, that kind of put it over the top.