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Ed Harris will play John McCain in HBO's campaign movie 'Game Change'

Ed harris john mccain game change Ed Harris has been cast as John McCain in "Game Change," HBO's retelling of the 2008 presidential campaign that's based on the bestselling book, the network announced Wednesday. 

Harris, a four-time Oscar-nominated actor, will join Julianne Moore, who was already picked to play Sarah Palin, McCain's running mate in their unsuccessful White House bid.

The producers have not yet revealed who will play Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, three other principals in the 2008 campaign. "Game Change" is being written by Danny Strong and will be directed by Jay Roach, the team behind HBO's "Recount."

My friends -- er, Show Trackers -- what do you think of Harris' casting? Is he the right person to play a maverick? And who should play Obama?

 

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-- Scott Collins (Twitter: @scottcollinsLAT)

Photo: Ed Harris earlier this year. Credit: David Livingston / Getty Images.

 

 
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I wonder if Ed can be as arrogant as McCain? I would suggest he start practicing by calling his wife some of the most filthy names he can muster. Also, he will have to come across as desperate for the approval of the mainstream media.

Why does HBO have to do these left-wing hit pieces? Do they want to lose ALL their viewers? I guess so, cause anything with these two liberal loons portraying Republicans will just be another leftist sucker punch!

Harry Lennix and Hope Davis should be cast as Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton.

Brian Stokes Mitchell for Obama.

Ed Harris did a flawless job as John Glenn in "The Right Stuff;" I think he'll be great as McCain

uhhhh, when did ed harris age so fast?! i didn't think it would work, but after seeing this photo, maybe it will ...


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