Jay Roach, king of the political HBO movie, has officially sign don to direct the network’s upcoming 2016 Election miniseries, based on an upcoming book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann of Showtime’s The Circus.
Roach, who helmed the HBO movies Recount, Game Change and All The Way, as well as the Oscar-nominated Trumbo, will direct and executive produce, with Playtone’s Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman as executive producers. The miniseries will be based on Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s upcoming third installment of the “Game Change” series, which will be published by Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House (PRH), and cover last year’s stunning political upset.
Len Amato, president, HBO Films, says, “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, whose work on their bestselling book ‘Game Change’ set the bar for political reporting and storytelling inside a presidential campaign. Reuniting ‘Game Change’ director and executive producer Jay Roach and Playtone producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman with Mark and John for a project based on their upcoming book promises to vividly capture the most unique and impactful event in modern American politics.”
Last month, we published a list of casting choices for any potential 2016 Election miniseries: we chose Brendan Gleeson to play President Donald Trump and Jane Lynch to portray Hillary Clinton. Our other picks include Steve Carell as Ted Cruz, Dustin Hoffman as Bernie Sanders, Don Cheadle as President Barack Obama, Matthew Morrison as Paul Ryan, Mike Myers as Tim Kaine and Nick Kroll as Reince Priebus. Read the full article here.