'Game Change' sequel will come next fall

'Double Down: Game Change 2012' will follow the 2012 presidential election and the figures involved.

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In the film adaptation of 'Game Change,' actor Ed Harris (l.) played presidential nominee John McCain and Julianne Moore (r.) portrayed Sarah Palin.

The writers of the bestselling book “Game Change,” which followed key figures like Barack Obama, John McCain, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton during the 2008 election, will release a new book titled “Double Down: Game Change 2012” which will focus on the 2012 race.

The new book by authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann is planned for next fall.

“John Heilemann and Mark Halperin reinvented the campaign narrative with Game Change," Penguin staffer Ann Godoff said in a statement. "Their new book, Double Down, will, of course, break news. But more importantly, it will create the lasting story of the 2012 race for the presidency.”

HBO’s film “Game Change” was based on the original book and starred Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin and Ed Harris as John McCain. The film was lauded by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, receiving an Emmy award in the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie category and snagging Moore an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, among others. HBO has already optioned the rights to “Double Down.”

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