"Game Change" (HBO TV movie), starring Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris, offers a searing behind-the-scenes look at Arizona Senator John McCain's (Harris) 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (Moore) as his running mate to their defeat in the general election. Told through the eyes of McCain senior campaign strategist Steve Schmidt (Harrelson), the man who most championed Palin for the ticket, the film revisits a defining moment in U.S. politics.

The "Game Change" cast also includes Ron Livingston as Mark Wallace, a senior advisor to the McCain-Palin campaign, who also led Palin's debate preparation team; Peter MacNicol as Rick Davis, national campaign manager for McCain's campaign; Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace, a senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign; Jamey Sheridan as McCain speechwriter Mark Salter; and Bruce Altman as Fred Davis, McCain's chief media strategist.

"Game Change" pulls back the curtain on the intense human drama surrounding the 2008 election, revealing the uncertainty surrounding the decisions made behind closed doors. The film examines the chain of events that would determine the leadership of the country, offering a unique glimpse into the inner workings of an historic campaign.

Based on the best-selling book of the same name by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, the film is directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong. The "Game Change" TV movie is produced by Playtone Production in association with Everyman Pictures. The executive producers are Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Jay Roach. Danny Strong and Steven Shareshian co-executive produce.


Network: HBO
Genre: Drama
Premiere Date: March 10, 2012
Production Companies:
Playtone Production
Everyman Pictures

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