HBO is developing Double Down, which, sadly, is not about KFC’s chicken-bacon-chicken sandwich. According to THR, Double Down is based on an upcoming book by Game Change authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, and the story focuses on the 2012 presidential election. If HBO can get director Jay Roach and screenwriter Danny Strong to return, they would have an Election Trilogy of sorts if you counted HBO’s 2008 movie Recount.
However, Double Down doesn’t seem like it would be as dramatic as Game Change since it lacks the colorful figure of Sarah Palin. If anything, the 2012 election was fairly boring, as evidenced by pundits trying to stress how close the race was when really Obama always had the lead and never gave it up. Yes, you could look at the closeness of the popular vote, but we don’t elect our leaders based on the popular vote, so that’s irrelevant. I don’t know what Halperin and Heilemann hope to reveal with Double Down, but right now it looks pretty thin.
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