Another Hillary Clinton film in the works

December 3, 2013

There might be a Hillary Clinton movie, after all.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Lionsgate is in early talks on the project and has tapped director James Ponsoldt for the project.

From its report:

The script, which was on the 2012 Black List, portrays Rodham as a young lawyer on the committee involved in President Richard Nixon's impeachment, as well as shows her juggling a diverging career path with her unresolved feelings for future president Bill Clinton.

No actress is currently attached, although Ponsoldt met with Carey Mulligan, among others, earlier in the summer. Other Hillary Clinton projects fell through this summer: NBC scrapped its miniseries project, while CNN canceled its documentary.

Sources caution that talks with Lionsgate are early in nature and may not work out.

NBC and CNN canceled their projects in September amid pressure from both Republicans and Clinton loyalists.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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