March 25, 2009 / 4:35 AM / 9 years ago

HBO movie taking on Clintons, Blair

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The political relationship between President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair is the focus of a movie for HBO penned by “Frost/Nixon” writer Peter Morgan.

<p>Former President Bill Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair during a G8 summit in a 1997 photo. REUTERS/File</p>

If “The Special Relationship” gets the go-ahead, Dennis Quaid will play President Clinton and Julianne Moore will portray Hillary Clinton, with “Frost/Nixon” star Michael Sheen as Blair.

This would be Sheen’s third screen portrayal of former British PM Blair. He played him in two Stephen Frears movies written by Morgan: 2003’s “The Deal” and 2006’s “The Queen.”

If the project is green-lighted, Morgan will make his directorial debut with the film.

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