Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Get Out the Popcorn

Word on the street (aka Huffpost) is that HBO is set to adapt a film on the 2008 election. The film would be based on a book, "Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime," that is to be published early next year.

HBO has hired Charles Leavitt, "Blood Diamond" scribe, to adapt the behind-the-scenes look from the perspective of the candidates and their campaign strategists. Co-Author Mark Halperin will be a consultant for the film and is editor-at-large at Time magazine. Halperin remarked:

Focusing on those characters went to the essence of why this was the campaign of a lifetime, not just for the candidates, but for the country.

Even though I know that this film has a happy ending, the idea of having to relive lipstick on pigs, Cindy McCain's clothing choices, election maps and the Obama-Clinton(s) drama kinda makes me want to burst into tears. Too soon, HBO. Too soon. If they don't cast Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, I'm boycotting. Check out who I would cast in the movie here.

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