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Hope Davis to Play Hillary Clinton in HBO Movie

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Jul. 9 2009, Published 2:50 p.m. ET

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Julianne Moore has stepped out of the role of Hillary Clinton in new HBO Films/BBC Films movie The Special Relationship, due to a scheduling conflict, and will be replaced by Tony nominee and In Treatment star, Hope Davis, The Hollywood Reporter says.

The movie follows the unique and often bumpy relationship between President Bill Clinton, played by Dennis Quaid, and the new British Prime Minister Tony Blair, played by Michael Sheen, in the late 1990s.

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Michael Sheen played Blair in The Queen, and his onscreen wife Cherie Blair in that movie will again be played by Helen McCrory. The film will be directed by Richard Loncraine, and is written by Peter Morgan.

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