HBO’s ‘Game Change’ Casts Its Bristol Palin

by | April 27, 2011 at 9:04 AM | HBO, TV News

Melissa Farman/Bristol Palin (Julien M. Hekimian/Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Melissa Farman/Bristol Palin (Julien M. Hekimian/Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

By Lacey Rose

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The HBO television movie “Game Change,” which revolves around John McCain’s unsuccessful presidential run in 2008, has added three actors to the lineup.

Melissa Farman (“Temple Grandin“) will play Bristol Palin, the pregnant teen daughter of McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin. Julianne Moore was previously cast as the conservative kingmaker, and Ed Harris as McCain.

Additionally, “CSI’sLarry Sullivan has been cast as Palin’s deputy chief of staff Chris Edwards, while Jamey Sheridan (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent“) has nabbed the part of McCain’s speechwriter and senior campaign advisor Mark Salter.

“Game Change” is based on the bestselling book of the same name by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. It will be directed by Jay Roach, with a script from Danny Strong. The duo previously collaborated on HBO’s Emmy-winning election-themed film “Recount.”

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