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Learn Who Plays Hilary Clinton Opposite Dennis Quaid’s Bill Clinton In The HBO Movie THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP!!

Published at: July 9, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST by hercules

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“In Treatment” star Hope Davis (“Charlie Bartlett,” “Synecdoche, New York”) has replaced Julianne Moore in the role of Hilary Clinton in “The Special Relationship,” the last in the Tony Blair trilogy written by Peter Morgan and starring Michael Sheen as the former British prime minister. The other two legs of the Blair trilogy are 2003’s “The Deal” and 2006’s “The Queen.” The new movie focuses on Blair’s relationship with Bill Clinton. Sheen (“Underworld: Evolution”) and Morgan (“The Other Boleyn Girl” and the next James Bond movie) also collaborated on Ron Howard’s “Frost/Nixon.” Davis, who does look quite a bit like the former first lady, is not wholly unaccustomed to playing real people, having embodied Harvey Pekar’s wife Joyce Brabner in “American Splendor.” Find all of The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.
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  • July 9, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    When I clicked on this link...

    by Alkeoholic77

    I had my fingers crossed and I was saying... "Please let it be Randy Quaid... Please let it be Randy Quaid!!" Alas... I was wrong.

  • July 9, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Oh shit! I'm first?

    by Alkeoholic77

    Thank goodness I was drunk and didn't want to go to bed!

  • July 9, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    HBO

    by imagin78

    HBO makes consistently better films than are in cinemas. I'll watch this.

  • July 9, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    79

    by imagin78

    Can someone with a 79 post next. It will be just like 12:34:56 07/08/09...except more pathetic.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST

    JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT TO PLAY MONICA

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 9, 2009, 1:14 a.m. CST

    She's gonna have to lose a few pounds

    by MetalMickey

    Zing!

  • July 9, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    The FACK you lay that down!

    by Anything But Tangerines

  • July 9, 2009, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Why not a fourth one on Blair and W.?

    by Demosthenes2

    Eventually, that is. I don't see why this has to be the last one if there's more story to tell, and that would probably be the most interesting installment.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:49 a.m. CST

    You got the title wrong

    by ackack

    It's "THE Special Relationship". Not "THAT special relationship". Just saying...

  • July 9, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    I was hoping for Emma Thompson.

    by Rev. Slappy

  • July 9, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    I was hoping for Meg Ryan.

    by Booster Gold Lives

    Just think, the hatred would have been so real, very little actual acting involved.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:55 a.m. CST

    A plank of wood to play Al Gore

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 9, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Hope Davis vomits nightly

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    in God of Carnage...

  • July 9, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Dennis Quaid GOTTA EAT...for this role

    by MaxCalifornia.

    Dennis Quaid's performance should be interesting (he sorta already played George W. Bush in American Dreamz)

  • July 9, 2009, 4:25 a.m. CST

    HBO movie?

    by Bass Ackwards

    Interesting trilogy, first one is a BBC movie, 2nd is released in theaters, 3rd on American cable. Haven't seen a single one of them, but maybe after this one is out on DVD I can have a movie marathon.

  • July 9, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Between bouts of really wanting to slug Herc

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    I watch Supernatural<p> My breath is fresher<br> And my bowels are glisteny clean

  • July 9, 2009, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Tilda Swinton would be perfect

    by SunkUboat

    She's already played an ice queen before.

  • July 9, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    It really should be Blair's fall

    by shutupfanboy

    I am sure they like the guy, but his fall from grace was pretty spectacular. His time with Clinton was probably his best of times for his career. It is more interesting to see his rise ie The Deal, his best moment ie the Queen and his fall in the third one to complete the trilogy. I hope it shows up as a DVD set in the future, I really liked the Queen and haven't seen the Deal yet.

  • July 9, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Joan Allen?

    by johnnyangelheart

    I thought she got all these roles?

  • July 9, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Heroes Comic-Con panel won't be at the SD Convention Center

    by PennsyDeux

    I shit/fuck/kid you not. They'll be across the street at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel's Indigo Room from 3:15 to 4:15PM PDT on 7/25. <p> It will consist of a trailer of the 'Redemption' volume commissioned for Comic-Con, followed by a panel Q&A w/Tim Kring, Jack Coleman, Masi Oka, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto and season 4 guest stars Robert Knepper, Dawn Olivieri, Ray Park and Madeline Zima.<p> Source: http://tinyurl.com/msa76o

  • July 9, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    This is where Heroes belongs

    by jackshephard

    This is fantastic news, seeing as the show is one of the shittiest excuses for a show that claims any love for comics.

  • July 9, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    So he didn't inhale...

    by Anna Valerious

    ...or have sex with that intern...or screw up the economy so bad we're on our second president to try to fix it...

  • July 9, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Anna Valerious

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Clinton screwed up the Economy? He left Bush with a SURPLUS! How far up Rush Limbaugh's ass have you had your head for the past EIGHT YEARS?

  • July 9, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    That special cigar

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Interns for everybody!

  • July 9, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    re: cymbalta

    by jimmy rabbitte

    You are correct. G.W.B. spent like a drunken sailor; and now Barrack is doing the same thing. Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail and all of this out of control spending will stop.

  • July 9, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    cymbalta4thedevil, No surplus accounting trickery.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    There was no surplus. <p>http://www.craigsteiner.us/articles/16 <p>http://media.www.sbstatesman.com/media/storage/paper955/news/2008/11/24/Opinion/The-Clinton.Surplus.Myth-3558635.shtml <p>

  • July 9, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    jimmy rabbitte, Dude "cooler heads?

    by EvilWizardGlick

    I'm tired. Read the following sites. Thoroughly check their archives. It is a scam of epic proportions perpetrated by BOTH sides. <p>http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com/ <p>http://market-ticker.org/ <p>http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/ <p>http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/ <p>http://ashizashiz.blogspot.com/ <p> Spend every day at the Market Watch daily topic on Democratic Underground. <p> The numbers don't lie, government is.

  • July 9, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Morgan isn't directing it anymore..

    by The Dark Shite

    At least according to Yahoo U.K.<p> They say he's left the project & been replaced by Richard Loncraine (who I've never heard of, so can't say much about).

  • July 9, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    HBO? Skip.

    by Ash0k

    HBO. The cable network that DIDN'T make Dexter, The Shield, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, or Mad Men. ZZZZZZzzzzz.....

  • July 9, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    aint it yawn news??!

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    GUYS-HARRY-WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO THIS SITE? WHERES ALL THE SECRET-ON-SET PHOTOS? ALL THE LEAKED SHIT ON COOL MOVIES? SPY SHOTS? WHAT HAPPPPPPENED>? i AM SICK OF READING SHIT I can read in Entertainment Weekly! Bring the edge back!

  • July 9, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    I thought Primary Colors did a nice job

    by skimn

    with the "Clintons", with John Travolta and Emma Thompson. I'd like to see this written, or co-written by Danny Strong. He nailed Recount.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Whos playing Sarah Palin?

    by FlandersBum

    That's all I care about.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Perfect Casting. She was solid in The 9's

    by Stormwatcher

    Worth a rental that is, not great but some solid acting. Good piano song.

  • July 9, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    clinton movie

    by falcon71

    megan fox as monica

  • July 9, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Zach Galifinakis

    by skimn

    as Monica. "Oh Mr. President! Here, let me get you a Handi Wipe!"

  • July 9, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Gordon Brown to be played by

    by Muki

    a sack of shit with a glass eye

  • July 9, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Synecdoche, New York

    by nyj_et

    Was horrible.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Chelsea Clinton to be played by Willow Palin and then...

    by Bob Cryptonight

    ...raped by Dave Letterman.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    This looks to be juicy nibbling

    by bravogolfhotel

    I really enjoyed Morgan's other Tony Blair films, and Richard Loncraine directed the excellent THE GATHERING STORM for HBO, as well as the bizarre Thirties-style RICHARD III with Sir Ian McKellen.

  • July 11, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Eli Roth as Hillary Clinton

    by thegreatwhatzit

    He'd flatter her, really; the androgynous hubris would be effortless (both share "equal parts" sex appeal). Julianne Moore? Never. Too pretty, too sophisticated to reduce herself to a "B-movie" presence. Nancy Pelosi would be a field day (Cameron Diaz, Susan Sarandon, et al).

  • July 12, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    The Flyboys worth seeing in the theater

    by Vinton_Heuck

    I saw Rocco Devilliers "The Flyboys" in a festival awhile back at The Egyptian in Hollywood. It doesn't even feel like a small indy film. Amazingly, this one incredibly gifted filmaker managed to make an awesome summer action movie that everyone can enjoy with a small budjet and crew, some of whom were family members. The movie needs and deserves a major release. Definitely worth seeing.

  • July 13, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    If you haven't seen the other films rent them right now

    by Luscious.868

    The Deal and The Queen were both excellent. Particularly The Deal. They turned me into Michael Sheen fans and he didn't disappoint in Frost / Nixon either.