Game Change : new project produced by Playtone

March 24, 2011


Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman have come on board to produce a new HBO movie with their production company, Playtone : Game Change.
Game Change is a movie which follows John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election.
Ed Harris is set to play John McCain, while Julianne Moore is rumored for the role of Sarah Palin.

 

The movie is based off the book written by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin and written by Danny Strong. Game Change will be directed by Jay Roach who had directed another political movie for HBO, Recount (2008) starring Kevin Spacey.

Apparently, they had been a lot of talk recently about how biased that movie would be, but now that Tom Hanks is on board, some say it will be credible :

"America’s favorite actor is a well-known liberal, but more importantly, he’s also highly credible. One would assume he wouldn’t lend his support to a project too partisan or misinformed. Game Change may end up taking a slightly leftist viewpoint, but it’s hard to imagine it will be liberal with the facts, which is more important."