John McCain's Presidential Run: They're Actually Making a Movie About it

Hollywood actually has taken an interest in Senator John McCain's failed bid for the presidency in 2008, which raises an interesting question: who's going to play the role of "The Maverick?"

The movie is getting produced by HBO, and is based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's bestselling book, Game Change, in which the authors air some of the McCain campaign's dirty laundry -- namely, Sarah Palin and her continual battles with campaign staffers.

According to People Magazine, Julianne Moore is already signed on to play Palin (although, SNL star Tina Fey already has proven her remarkable ability to portray the former Alaska governor).

The role of McCain, however, is still up for grabs.

One potential faux-"Mav" is Robert Duvall, who stumped for McCain in New Mexico during the 2008 election. 

Another possibility would be Steve Martin, who according to People's entertainment staff, "could bring a sense of humor to the role. And any political race where a guy named Joe the Plumber becomes an overnight sensation deserves a the comedy treatment."

Others names being tossed around to play McCain are Ed Harris of The Truman Show fame, and Battlestar Galactica's Michael Hogan.

Click here to cast your vote for who you think could best portray "the Mav."  

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