Lionsgate in talks to back Hillary Clinton biopic

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. Filed under: Entertainment Film International Stars
The biopic "Rodham" will revisit Hillary Clinton's formative years. ©AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

The biopic “Rodham” will revisit Hillary Clinton’s formative years.
©AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

(Relaxnews) – The studio behind “The Hunger Games” is in early talks to produce the biographical film on the former US Secretary of State, announced The Hollywood Reporter.

Titled “Rodham” after Hillary Clinton’s maiden name, the biopic will revisit the politician’s formative years, exploring her experience as a young lawyer involved in the impeachment of Richard Nixon following the Watergate scandal in 1974.

The movie will also depict the early stages of Rodham’s relationship with her future husband Bill Clinton, for whom she set aside her political ambitions for a time.

Producers should have no trouble finding a Hollywood A-lister to portray the former First Lady. Although talks with Carey Mulligan over a role in the biopic fell through this summer, a number of stars — including Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried, Emma Stone and Reese Witherspoon — have already expressed interest in joining the project.

“Rodham” is one of many Hillary Clinton projects currently in development. In October, CNN and NBC abandoned plans to make a documentary and a miniseries.

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