HBO has released the first trailer for the upcoming telemovie The Special Relationship, the story of the unique and sometimes turbulent political relationship between newly-installed British Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President Bill Clinton as the two dynamic leaders become co-stars on the world stage.”
The film is set to air tomorrow, Saturday May 29th at 9p EST on HBO. It features Dennis Quaid as President Bill Clinton and Michael Sheen, who once again plays British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The film is the third in writer Peter Morgan’s “Blair Trilogy,’ which began with the 2003 British TV movie The Deal and continued with the 2006 Oscar-winning film The Queen.
We have no choice but to wonder whether or not Michael Sheen is sick and tired of playing Tony Blair. It isn’t as simple as say, Tina Fey doing Sarah Palin impressions for Saturday Night Live. This is several films, perhaps years of the man’s life dedicated to playing Tony Blair. That has to take a bit of a toll on an actor. That said, he can still pull it off. As for Dennis Quaid as President Bill Clinton — that remains to be seen. Not sure if I’m buying the accent and cadence. At least not yet.
See it all for yourself in the trailer below.