According to the PEOPLE, The The Kids Are All Right actress, 50, has transformed herself into the politician, 47, for the new HBO film, Game Change, which begins production Wednesday. 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.
The film, directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, is based on the bestselling book of the same name. Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are executive producers. Melissa Farman, who also appeared in HBO’s Temple Grandin, has been cast as Palin’s then-18-year-old daughter Bristol, who famously announced her unplanned pregnancy during the election.