In the upcoming remake of The Manchurian Candidate, Meryl Streep is playing the brainwashed candidate's mother. In this week's Entertainment Weekly, Meryl Streep explains that she prepared for the part by watching political talk shows:
"Anything with Peggy Noonan, Karen Hughes.... It's hard to get more hyperbolic than that, but there are lots of little subtleties in how people spin and push their points of view...."
I don't usually like remakes, but the evil mom played as Peggy Noonan? That could be perfect.