Could Reese Witherspoon or Scarlett Johansson Play Hillary Clinton?
(NEW YORK) — An upcoming movie about the law school years of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is drawing interest from a roster of A-list actresses, according to one report.
The Independent reports that the movie, Rodham, which is due out in 2016, has attracted a bevy of actresses interested in playing the 26-year old Clinton, including Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson.
“They’re all wonderful actresses. We’re very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We’re in an enviable position,” Rodham director James Ponstoldt told the Independent.
The film recounts Clinton’s days as a promising law school student at Yale Law School in the 1970s.Some of the film’s more risqué elements, including its depiction of the burgeoning relationship between Clinton and a young University of Arkansas Assistant Law Professor Bill Clinton emerged when a copy of the screenplay was obtained by the Daily Beast earlier this month.
With a proposed release date that will correspond with the 2016 presidential election, during which some hope Clinton will be a candidate, the film project has garnered a much interest.
“Regardless of peoples’ political affiliation or how they feel about Hillary Clinton, you don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive. I want a wonderful actress who could embody that,” Ponstoldt said.
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