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Jay Roach to Direct Obama-McCain Election Drama ‘Game Change’

[1]What do Austin Powers, the Fockers and Barack Obama have in common? As of this weekend, they're all characters directed by Jay Roach. HBO Films has confirmed that Roach would be directing Game Change, about the 2008 presidential race. The script will be adapted by screenwriter Danny Strong (a.k.a. Jonathan from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) from John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's 2010 book of the same title.
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‘Game Change’ Trailer Teases Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin

Entertainment / Film : Film School Rejects (3 years ago)

When HBO wanted to create an adaptation of the best-selling book “Game Change,” about the 2008 presidential race between John McCain and Barack Obama, they picked up the phone and called Jay Roach – the director behind Austin Powers... Read Post

Casting Bits: Ron Livingston in ‘Game Change;’ Steve Austin and Danny Trejo in ‘Recoil’

Entertainment / Film : SlashFilm (4 years ago)

The Tom Hanks company Playtone is putting together Game Change, in which Julianne Moore will play [1] Sarah Palin under the direction of Jay Roach (Austin Powers). The film follows the 2008 Presidential election, and Ed Harris plays... Read Post

Jay Roach Tackles ‘The Campaign’

Entertainment : Speakeasy - WSJ.com (3 years ago)

Jay Roach began his career as a feature filmmaker with the over-the-top “Austin Powers” film franchise, but has of late focused more on directing political docudramas for HBO, such last month’s 2012 election drama “Game Change.” Read Post


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