HBO plans movie about 2008 presidential election

Text
HBO already owns the most-anticipated documentary about the 2008 election, but the network has also optioned film rights to the book Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, due out early next year.

According to Variety, HBO has pivoted toward political material after the success of Recount, its fictionalized film version of the 2000 election. The network will take a similar approach with this new movie, with screenwriter Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond) already aboard to adapt the book.

The movie has no cast yet, but HBO also has another political film, The Special Relationship, set to star Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid as Hillary and Bill Clinton. Start the campaign now: Viola Davis for Michelle Obama!

Related links:
News: Barack Obama inauguration events to air on HBO for free
News: HBO nabs Ed Norton-produced Obama doc
News: Clinton biopic The Special Relationship to star Quaid, Moore

Got news tips for Paste? E-mail news@pastemagazine.com.

Sign up for the Paste newsletter Get our daily summary of the day's top articles and new items. Sign Up Thank you! Your email address has been added to our list. You will begin receiving our newsletter within 48 hours.

Paste Magazine example 1 Paste Magazine example 2 Paste Magazine example 3