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Hope Davis Replaces Julianne Moore in Hillary Clinton Role

As much as I like Julianne Moore as an actress, I had a tough time picturing her as Hillary Clinton in the HBO Films/BBC Films movie The Special Relationship (is it sad that whenever I see that title I think of Hugh Grant, as Prime Minister, saying that to sleazy US President played by Billy Bob Thornton in Love Actually?). Now, due to a scheduling conflict, Moore has pulled out of the project and Hope Davis has taken her place.

This makes much more sense to me, as Davis resembles Clinton a bit more, and I think she is such a versatile, engaging actress, and she deserves more roles and more recognition. I can't wait to see what she does with this one. She'll be working alongside Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton and Michael Sheen (reprising his role from The Queen) as Prime Minister Blair. Written by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Queen, Peter Morgan, the movie "chronicles the unique and sometimes turbulent political relationship between newly installed British Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s."

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LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 7 years
Perfect casting. Great actress, too. I love Julianne Moore, but I definately would prefer Hope for the role.
cg130 cg130 7 years
hahaha, I always think of Love Actually too!
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
really hate Hilary; but this makes much more sense...
suzpuz suzpuz 7 years
Aw I love Hope Davis!!! : )
pinkpeonygirl pinkpeonygirl 7 years
I don't really see Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton. Great for Hope Davis, I'm sure she'll do a terrific job.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
well, the whole point in hollywood movies portraying real life people is that someone who is a better looking version of you gets to play you.
babaloo babaloo 7 years
Yikes, Hope Davis is so hot. Madam Secretary is certainly not. Guess they'll have to work their makeup magic ala Charlize Theron in Monster. But superficiality aside, this is a much better fit for this project.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 7 years
FANTASTIC casting. Love Hope Davis, glad she's been cast. Dennis is a great actor, but I don't quite see him as Bill. Wonder if Michael is getting tired of portraying Blair, or if he looks at it as a nice steady gig.
susanec susanec 7 years
Interesting to think of her as Hillary Clinton, but she's so good in everything and is truly underrated. So yay for more exposure.
Tech Tech 7 years
Wow, the resemblance is really strong. And ditto to the Love, Actually thing.
JCP0240 JCP0240 7 years
Haha great Love Actually reference! I find this to be very interesting news. I pretty much love everything Hope Davis does, and I think she will be a much better fit playing Hilary.
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