The four-time Oscar nominee will play the former Alaska governor in Game Change, an HBO original film based on the best-selling book of the same name and depicting John McCain’s 2008 run for the White House.
Known primarily for her feature film work (she was part of the cast of the Oscar-nominated The Kids Are All Right), Moore’s most recent TV role was an arc on 30 Rock, playing an old girlfriend of Jack’s. She also was heavily yet unsuccessfully courted by NBC to front the network’s aadaptation of the U.K.’s Prime Suspect; Maria Bello ultimately was tapped to follow in Helen Mirren’s footsteps.
Game Change will be directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, the duo behind HBO’s Emmy-winning Recount.
No other casting was announced by HBO, so we turn it over to you: Who is your John McCain?