Election recount gets movie go-ahead
Recount, written by Danny Strong - known to many as Jonathan in Buffy the Vampire Slayer - will focus on the drama of what happened behind the scenes when the sunshine state decided to review its vote count.
However, although the moment divided many and provided a long-running topic of political debate, the movie will be fair, according to Collin Callendar, president of HBO Films.
"It doesn't take sides," he said. "It's a fascinating look at democracy where the rubber meets the road - a look at the election process like we have never seen it before."
Recount is to be directed by Sydney Pollack, who previously made films such as The Interpreter and The Firm.