Jay Roach‘s Game Change, the forthcoming HBO film based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s book about the 2008 election, will apparently deemphasize the Democratic side of the story (Obama, Hillary, John Edwards) and ignore it entirely in terms of actors cast as principal Democrats. The focus will be on the Republicans, particularly John McCain (Ed Harris), Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore) and their handlers.

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I understand this approach entirely. It makes perfect sense. If I was going to direct or produce a feature based on Theodore H. White‘s The Making of the President 1960, I would probably do the same and focus only on Richard Nixon, Pat Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge.