Carey Mulligan Top Choice To Play Hillary Clinton In ‘Rodham,’ May Beat Scarlett Johansson and Others
By Staff Writer | June 07, 2013 07:36 PM EDT
Carey Mulligan is rumored to be the top choice to play Hillary Clinton in the biopic "Rodham." Other actresses on the list include Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried, and Emma Stone.
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If Mulligan beats No.2 on the list, Scarlett Johansson, and is cast as a young Hillary Clinton, she will star in the biopic about the former U.S. Secretary of State, Hollywood Reporter says. Clinton is the 65-year-old wife of former U.S. president Bill Clinton. She has also served as Senator of New York State and ran for president in 2008.
According to The Guardian, Mulligan will meet director James Ponsoldt. Mulligan, who most recently starred in Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," is the producers' top choice. However, no source has confirmed that Mulligan will take the role, and other actors are still being considered.
The Guardian also reports that "Rodham" is already surrounded in controversy. The film will be released in time to coincide with the 2016 primaries, in which Hillary Clinton is a favorite amongst the Democratic Party to run for president once again.
Interestingly, "Zero Dark Thirty" was similarly criticized, as it was released just before the presidential election in which Obama was running for re-election. Under Obama's first term, Osama bin Laden was captured. The film dramatizes the operation that found and killed bin Laden, thus leading some to believe that the timing of its release was intentional to garner support for Obama. Jessica Chastain, an actress on the list of possible women to be cast as Hillary Clinton in "Rodham," starred in "Zero Dark Thirty."
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