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HBO Tackles Florida Recount


HBO Films is making a movie called "Recount" -- a drama based on the controversial 2000 presidential election.

Laura Dern is playing then Florida Secretary of State


Kathrine Harris and

Kevin Spacey plays

Ron Klain , former chief of staff for Al Gore and one of the lead attorneys who challenged the Florida results.

It's being directed by Jay Roach , whose experience making the Austin Powers trilogy and Meet the Fockers ought to come in handy! This match doesn't make much sense to me - but the execs at HBO must have their reasons. The film takes a look at the behind-the-scenes political machinations within both the Republican and Democratic camps.

Other actors starring in Recount are Denis Leary , John Hurt , Tom Wilkinson , and Ed Begley, Jr. Bush and Gore appear in archival footage only. Are the filmmakers missing an opportunity to cast Bush and Gore? Who would you pick to play either one?