James Ponsoldt, the director of the Sundance hits Smashed and The Spectacular Now, is now prepping to direct a Hillary Clinton biopic. I'll be honest; I don't see the point of this movie as I'm not really interested in knowing about the life of Hillary C at all.
The director is currently looking to fill the role, and this is the list of actresses who are up for it. We've got Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain, and Amanda Seyfried. The movie will be called Rodham, and the story will focus on her early life in 1974, when she was a 27 year-old Washington lawyer. During that time, she found herself as part of the House Judiciary Committee that would Impeach Nixon’s youngest attorney. It will also focus on the conflict of where life should be taking her. It's based on the Black List script by Young Il Kim.
Ponsoldt confirmed the list of actresses above saying,
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. Regardless of people’s 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.
All of the actresses in the running are pretty talented, but let's face it, Chastain is the most talented out of the bunch.
Are you interested in seeing a Hillary Clinton biopic? Who from the list of actresses would you like to see play her?
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