Game Change is an upcoming HBO movie that will be directed by Jay Roach, based on Mark Halperin and John Heilemann‘s 2010 bestseller of the same name about the 2008 election.
The whole thing is still in our fresh memory, but just in case you have no idea what we’re talking about, check the rest of this report for more details.
Danny Strong will adapt the book, and it’s not surprise.
You probably remember that Roach and Strong previously worked together on HBO’s Recount, about the disputed 2000 election so it makes a lot of sense.
This time, the movie will go behind the scenes of the long and captivating campaigns of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Here’s the Game Change book description:
“In 2008, the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction. The meteoric rise and historic triumph of Barack Obama.
The shocking fall of the House of Clinton – and the improbable resurrection of Hillary as Obama’s partner and America’s face to the world. The mercurial performance of John McCain and the mesmerizing emergence of Sarah Palin. But despite the wall-to-wall media coverage of this spellbinding drama, remarkably little of the real story behind the headlines had been told – until now.
In Game Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin pull back the curtains on the Obama, Clinton, McCain, and Palin campaigns. Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel.”
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