It could have been worse. Obvious choice, Tina Fey? Or, hey, lefty activist Susan Sarandon?

Instead, beautiful actress Julianne Moore has been selected to play one-time Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO film 'Game Change.' This is the screen adaptation of the best-selling 2008 tell-all tome written by accomplished political reporters Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

"Julianne Moore is a fine actress and was a good choice for this role," a Hollywood film executive tells PopEater. "She delves into her diverse roles and does her homework. She even wore glasses in grade school!"