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HBO film 'Recount' to premiere in Florida

April 30, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 30 (UPI) -- HBO, Comcast and the Jacksonville Office of Film and Television will roll out the red carpet for the premiere of "Recount" at the Florida Theatre.

The HBO Films production, which was shot on location in Jacksonville and Tallahassee, is to debut at the theater May 14.

Director and executive producer Jay Roach, actor Bruce McGill, executive producer Paula Weinstein, executive producer Len Amato, writer Danny Strong and producer Michael Hausman are to attend the invitation-only event.

Starring Kevin Spacey, the film is about the 2000 presidential election in Florida. It explores "the story behind the headlines to depict the 36-day tactical battle to determine who would become the 43rd president of the United States," HBO said.

The movie co-stars Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Laura Dern, John Hurt, Denis Leary and Tom Wilkinson and is set to premiere on HBO May 25.

"Having HBO film their movie 'Recount' in Jacksonville was a great economic generator for the city, with a local impact of more than $3.3 million," Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton said in a statement. "We are excited that the film is premiering here, which underscores what an ideal location Jacksonville provides for film and television production!"

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