Apparently, HBO thinks Ed Harris looks like John McCain. The veteran actor has been cast in Game Change, HBO’s own take on the 2008 presidential campaign between John McCain and Barack Obama, based on the bestselling book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. It’s adapted by Danny Strong and will be directed by Jay Roach, the same team that gave us HBO’s previous Emmy-winning telepic, Recount.
The Oscar-nominated Harris joins Julianne Moore, who’s already signed on to play former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. The story follows John McCain’s quest for the U.S. Presidency, picking up around the time of his controversial choice of Palin as Vice President until their eventual loss. Currently, there’s no word as to who the network wants as Barack Obama, so our hope that basketball legend Michael Jordan makes the jump to acting is still alive.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter