McCain says he won’t watch HBO adaptation of ‘Game Change’

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Former presidential candidate and Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday” he has no plans to watch Ed Harris’ depiction of him in HBO’s upcoming film “Game Change.”

“He’s a very fine actor and a great actor,” McCain said of Harris. “I obviously haven’t read the book, so I don’t think I’ll be watching the film.”

“Game Change,” which will be based on a book with the same name on the 2008 presidential election by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, has cast “A Beautiful Mind” actor Harris as McCain and “The Kids Are All Right” star Julianne Moore as McCain’s vice presidential running mate, Sarah Palin. According to Politico, McCain comes across as a “deeply flawed” candidate in the book.

“I’ve been made very aware about its depiction of me, and it is what it is,” McCain told Fox on Sunday.

Palin doesn’t seem so thrilled about the film either. Earlier this month, she told Fox News’ Sean Hannity, “I think I’ll just grit my teeth and bear whatever comes what may with that movie…Well, I am all about job creation, and I guess I could provide some of these gals who pretend like they’re me some job security. I would ask, though, that — if they’re of the mind of spreading the wealth around — that perhaps they want to spring for one of my kid’s braces or something as they capitalize on pretending to be me.”