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

March 23, 2011 |  5:46 pm

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.