Recount Loses Pollack, Gets Roach

Jay Roach (“Austin Powers,” “Borat”) is replacing Sydney Pollack (“The Interpreter”) as director of HBO’s political docudrama “Recount” reports Deadline Hollywood Daily.

Revisiting one of the most dramatic events in U.S. history, it follows the turmoil in Florida over hanging chads that delayed the 2000 presidential election result.

“Buffy” actor Danny Strong serves as first time screenwriter on the project. Pollack will remain on the project as executive producer.