Woody Harrelson is hitting the campaign trail for HBO. The two-time Oscar nominee has joined the cast of Game Change, the pay cabler’s upcoming original movie chronicling John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Harrelson will play Steve Schmidt, McCain’s senior campaign strategist and advisor. As previously reported, Ed Harris and Julianne Moore are set to star as McCain and Palin respectively.
Based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s bestselling book of the same name, the film is directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong. The dup previously collaborated on HBO’s Emmy-winning pic Recount.