Veteran actor Ed Harris has been cast to play John McCain in HBO’s upcoming adaptation of the best-selling book Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.

The four-time Oscar nominee will play the Republican candidate for the film’s depiction of his 2008 presidential campaign.

Previously, HBO cast Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in the movie. It will be directed by Jay Roach, who won an Emmy for helming the HBO movie Recount about the 2000 presidential election recount battle, and adapted by Recount scribe Danny Strong.

Harris seems like he could knock this role out of the park, no?

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