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Quaid, Moore to play Clintons in new film

Dennis Quaid and Julianne Moore are joining the cast of a new HBO film about former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Access Hollywood has learned.
/ Source: Access Hollywood

Dennis Quaid and Julianne Moore are gearing up to join the cast of a new film about former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which HBO and Executive Producer Kathleen Kennedy are in discussions to make, Access Hollywood has learned.

If the deal goes through for HBO and Kennedy, Quaid and Moore will play former first couple Bill and Hillary Clinton in “The Special Relationship,” the third in a trio of films that concern former Prime Minister Blair, a source told Access.

The film will focus on the relationship between the two world leaders.

According to Variety, which first reported news of “The Special Relationship,” the film series began in 2003 with UK TV movie, “The Deal,” and was followed up in 2006 with “The Queen.”

Michael Sheen, who recently starred in “Frost/Nixon,” and previously played Blair in “The Queen,” will reprise the prime minister role. Helen McCrory, who was also in “The Queen” as Cherie Blair, Tony’s wife, is also expected in the cast.

“The Special Relationship” will be set during the time when President Clinton engaged in an affair with one-time intern Monica Lewinsky. According to IMDB, the intern will be shown through archival footage.

Quaid and Moore previously teamed up to play husband and wife in 2002’s “Far From Heaven,” a drama set in the 1950s.