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EXCLUSIVE: Jay Roach to Direct HBO’s ‘Game Change’

Movie is based on the bestseller that goes behind the scenes of the 2008 presidential campaigns

Jay Roach is set to direct "Game Change,"a political drama HBO Films is developing, TheWrap has learned.

Roach directed "Recount," HBO's Emmy and Golden Globe-winning 2008 movie about the 2000 election recount in Florida. This project reunites Roach with "Recount" writer Danny Strong.

"Game Change" is based on "Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime," the bestselling 2010 book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.

The movie explores some of the drama and personalities behind the 2008 presidential campaign.