The actress nails Palin’s look with a bright suit, patriotic flag pin, and similar glasses. She also ditched her trademark red hair for Palin’s brown style, which she wears in a look-alike updo.
Production begins on Wednesday for the movie, directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong. Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are executive producers.
Ed Harris plays John McCain in the film, which follows the Arizona U.S. Senator’s failed 2008 Republican presidential bid. Woody Harrelson plays Steve Schmidt, McCain’s senior adviser. “Temple Grandin’s” Melissa Farman will play Bristol Palin, The Hollywood Reporter first reported Tuesday.
“CSI’s” Larry Sullivan has been cast as Palin’s deputy chief of staff, Chris Edwards, while “Trauma’s” Jamey Sheridan has nabbed the part of McCain’s speechwriter and senior campaign advisor, Mark Salter.