Another high-profile casting announcement has been made for HBO’s upcoming TV movie on the 2008 presidential election, “Game Change,” Entertainment Weekly reports in its Inside TV column.
The latest actor to join up is Woody Harrelson. The “Cheers” veteran will play John McCain’s senior campaign strategist, Steve Schmidt. Ed Harris was recently cast as McCain, with Julianne Moore signed up to play Sarah Palin.
The project is executive produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman and will be directed by Jay Roach. It’s based on the bestselling book of the same title by John Hellemann and Mark Halperin.