Sarah Palin movie Game Change sparks dispute over sources

Sarah Palin

isn't getting many headlines these days amid the slugfest for the Republican presidential nomination, as

Mitt Romney


Rick Santorum

fight for the delegates. But the release of the HBO movie

based on the

, is sure to raise her profile again.

The movie, starring

Julianne Moore

as Palin, recounts the failed McCain/Palin campaign in 2008. It airs Saturday at 9.

There has been some controversy over the genesis of the script,

He writes that the authors of

have questioned whether the movie contained scenes that were in their book but not in Halperin and Heilemann's. Screenwriter

Danny Strong

said that most of the material in the movie was taken from the "Game Change" book, and was supplemented by news reports, other books and independent reporting.

This is not an academic argument. The movie will surely drive book sales -- just as the upcoming

"The Hunger Games"

movie is giving another bump to

Having "Sarah from Alaska" hitched to HBO's publicity machine would mean lots of money for co-authors

Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe.
For now, though, the biggest bump is likely to go to the "Game Change" book.