'Epic' Palin Movie Likely to Launch White House Run

'The Undefeated' airing next month
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2011 1:20 AM CDT
Updated May 25, 2011 5:00 AM CDT
"The Undefeated" features footage from Palin rallies and opens with a sequence showing clips of celebrities using vicious language to criticize her.   (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

(Newser) – Sarah Palin is planning to blast her way back onto the national stage next month with a two-hour movie touting her strengths. The Undefeated documents Palin's years as governor and her rise to nationwide attention, portraying her as a maverick figure persecuted by enemies in the media and in both political parties, RealClearPolitics reports. In what is widely expected to be a prelude to a presidential announcement, the movie will premiere in Iowa.

Conservative filmmaker Stephen Bannon came up with the idea for the movie after the Palin team asked him to make a series of videos extolling Palin's time as governor and laying to rest questions about her resignation. "This film is a call to action for a campaign like 1976: Reagan vs. the establishment," says Bannon, who financed the $1 million production. "Let's have a good old-fashioned brouhaha."

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