Harrelson plays Steve Schmidt, a GOP strategist and senior adviser to John McCain’s Presidential campaign, in this drama written for the screen by Danny Strong and directed by Jay Roach. Schmidt taps Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska, as the Vice Presidential candidate for the Republican party. The film follows the campaign from convention to ultimate defeat. Co-starring Julianne Moore, Sarah Paulson, and Ed Harris. Harrelson speaks of the real Steve Schmidt.
I really found myself liking him. He’s a political animal, but I feel like he’s an idealist and not bogged down in all the bullshit.