Movie about Florida recount to hit HBO in 2008
If you don't remember the presidential election debacle in Florida in 2000, here's a brief summary of what happened:
First, networks declared Gore the winner, then they declared Bush the winner, then they decided it was too close to call, then they decided no one was the winner, then they decided Bush and Gore were figments of our imagination, then James K. Polk was posthumously re-elected and immediately impeached within a six-minute time frame, and then after that it just got really confusing.
I may have exaggerated a bit there, but the point is, the whole thing was what the Bible refers to as "a major cluster f**k."
Now, HBO and director Sydney Pollack have teamed up for a made-for-TV dramatic re-imagining of the events that took place in Florida. HBO Films president Colin Callender says the movie will not take sides, but will instead delve into the election process itself. Danny Strong, who has appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gilmore Girls, wrote the script. The movie, titled Recount, will debut sometime in spring 2008.