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The Special Relationship – Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton

Posted by LiveFor on May 7, 2010

The Special Relationship is an American/British political film directed by Richard Loncraine from a screenplay by Peter Morgan. It stars Michael Sheen as Tony Blair and Dennis Quaid and Bill Clinton.

It’s the third film in Morgan’s informal Blair trilogy, which dramatizes the political career of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair (1997-2007), following The Deal (2003) and The Queen (2006), both directed by Stephen Frears.

The first drafts of The Special Relationship dealt with Blair’s working relationships with Presidents of the United States Bill Clinton (1993-2001) and George W. Bush (2001-2009). But Morgan excised the Bush scenes from subsequent drafts because he found the Blair/Clinton dynamic more interesting. He intended to make his directorial debut with the film but backed out a month before filming began and was replaced by Loncraine. The film is produced by Rainmark Films and backed by HBO Films and BBC Films.

The film also stars Hope Davis as Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Helen McCrory as Cherie Blair. Principal photography on locations in and around London, England ran from July 20 to September 4, 2009. The film will be broadcast on HBO in the United States on May 29, 2010. Optimum Releasing will distribute it in cinemas in the United Kingdom on May 7, 2010.
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Source: Hollywood Elsewhere

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Dennis Quaid to play Bill Clinton

Posted by LiveFor on March 25, 2009

Dennis Quaid will star as President Clinton, Michael Sheen will portray British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Julianne Moore will play Hillary Clinton in “The Special Relationship,” an HBO film about the unique and sometimes turbulent political relationship between the newly installed PM and the U.S. president.

The film isn’t greenlit yet but is expected to mark the directing debut of “Frost/Nixon” playwright Peter Morgan, who wrote the screenplay.

Sheen, who starred as David Frost in “Frost/Nixon,” played Blair in the Morgan-scripted “The Deal” and “The Queen.” Helen McCrory, who played Cherie Blair in “The Queen,” will reprise that role in “The Special Relationship.”

Quaid as Clinton? Anyone else seeing that? Moore as Hillary?

Source: Variety

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