Jay Roach Tallies HBO's 'Recount'
The movie, set to air next year, dramatizes the
Roach, who's directed all three "Austin Powers" movies and "Meet the Parents," will take over for Pollack, who remains an executive producer of the film. It will be the first TV movie for Roach, who also directed the 2005 comedy concert "Earth to America" for TBS.
"Recount" was written by actor Danny Strong (
HBO says the film will not take any sides politically but will instead focus on the legal wrangling and back-room dealing that went into the recount. HBO Films president said in announcing the project that it's a "fascinating look at democracy where the rubber meets the road."