HBO has signed a film and television director to an exclusive two-year overall deal, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The director is Jay Roach, who helmed the channel’s political biopic “Game Change.”
Roach has a fondness for political fare, but is also known for his work directing the “Austin Powers” and “Meet the Parents” feature films. He has “Campaign” in the works for a summer theatrical release — a political comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.
The deal comes months after "Game Change" drew strong ratings and positive reviews, the story notes. "Game Change" starred Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin and Ed Harris as John McCain.