HBO and Harper Collins To Bring 2008 Presidential Race Drama To The Screen

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The Obama train just keeps on running.  The world, being so enamored with the President and his family, have kept interest so high that media is still looking at ways to record the  historic election and its participants.

HBO has committed to a film about the book in the works at Harper Collins entitled, “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime.”  They’ve brought the writer of Blood Diamond, Charles Leavitt, on the project to give the “behind-the-scenes” perspective of the campaign from the candidates and their supporters.

“It’s funny to call Obama and Hillary characters, but that’s how I have to look at them,” Leavitt told Variety. “To me, the primary was one of the greatest title fights of the century.” He adds, “I think it will present itself almost like a stage play, like ‘Frost/Nixon’ or ‘The Queen.'”

Political writers Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are writing the book mostly from the candidates’ perspective.  According to Variety, “Heilemann knew Barack Obama from their Harvard days, Halperin had become acquainted with Sarah Palin, and they both knew Joe Biden, McCain and the Clintons.”

Read more about the joint project here.

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