Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dennis Quaid and Julianne Moore to play the Clintons for HBO. Just hand them Emmys now.

As we've mentioned, Dennis Quaid will play Bill Clinton, Julianne Moore will play Hillary Clinton, and Frost/Nixon star Michael Sheen will play Tony Blair in The Special Relationship, a forthcoming HBO film set specifically around the time the former British Prime Minister first took office. The movie, it's said, has not been given a formal greenlight, to which I say, why? I promise you Emmy voters have already checked their names on their ballots. Plus, this will be swoon-worthy Sheen's third time playing swoon-worthy Tony Blair (see also: The Queen and The Deal). Quaid still looks hellagood in a suit, and I'd really like him to star in something that I'd actually like to watch (which hasn't happened in roughly five years). And who doesn't want to see what Moore does with Hillary? She's so good at stoic characters -- there's always something bubbling underneath.

Are you in? Does it help to know that it's written by Oscar nominee Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), who's also expected to direct? Emmys, people. Emmys.

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