With the release of “Game Change” just eight days away, Team Sarah Palin has taken on the makers of the film with their own trailer, “Game Change We Can Believe In.”
The revised trailer depicts the former Alaskan governor in a more flattering light than the original, with clips of McCain senior strategist Steve Schmidt and Nicole Wallace praising her performance on the campaign trail and in debates. The original HBO trailer depicts Schmidt doubting Palin’s stability during the 2008 election as well as his own ability to control her as she was being thrust into the national spotlight.
The pro-Palin superPAC, aptly named SarahPAC, who released the trailer, said in a statement, “We have warned viewers of Game Change’s distortions–based upon the description and reports from people who have viewed the film, HBO must add a disclaimer that this movie is fiction.”
Whether it’s fact or fiction, “Game Change” — based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin — premieres on HBO next Saturday, March 10.