Did They Have to Cast Someone So ... Frequently Unclothed as Hillary Clinton?
We have anyone out there that was a fan of The Queen or the British television movie, The Deal, both starring Michael Sheen as Tony Blair? Who cares? Michael Sheen, people! The man is brilliant, and quite possibly the most versatile British actor of his generation, a man capable of playing Tony Blair, David Frost, Lucien in the Underworld movies, and even the White Rabbit in Tim Burton’s forthcoming Alice in Wonderland.
And now he’s returning to take on his break-out role as Tony Blair, for the third time. A Special Relationship will be the third movie in the Blair trilogy, and this one will cover the rocky relationship between Blair and President Clinton during the British PM’s first years in office. The movie will be Peter Morgan’s directorial debut; he wrote both The Queen and Frost/Nixon (as well as The Last King of Scotland). The movie, which will air on HBO, will also star Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton and … get this: Julianne Moore as Hillary. Really? Julianne Moore? And now I’m picturing Hillary Clinton swoop through a room naked ala Moore in The Big Lebowski and … now I need to go bleach my eyes. See the above picture? Now imagine that’s Hillary.
The day is starting off on the wrong foot. But hey! Michael Sheen.
And there’s also this, according to Variety: “Quaid, who next stars in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, will be honored by ShoWest as Male Star of Tomorrow.” Really? Dennis Quaid? He’s the future of acting?