Are you ready for Hillary Clinton: the Chick Flick?
A screenplay dramatizing the secretary of state’s early career — when she was a young lawyer with the House Judiciary Committee, while Bill was getting started in Arkansas politics — is in development by Temple Hill Entertainment. Last month, “Rodham” was named the fourth-hottest unproduced script in the annual “Black List” poll of Hollywood execs. (Other Washington stories on the list: a thriller about a journalist investigating an Air Force One crash; a Joe McCarthy biopic; a couple of CIA dramas.) Screenwriter Young Il Kim told Politico this week that he was inspired by a photo of Clinton “when she was in her 20s with Coke-bottle glasses and long, hippie hair.”
Great, now let’s move on to the fun part: casting!
No names have yet been attached, so we are free to run wild with our purely speculative wish-lists. Bear in mind that Reese Witherspoon and Leo DiCaprio, etc., are already too old, sorry.
Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart: Too young, don’t you think?
Emma Stone: Sure, why not? She’s in every other movie these days. And she has the gravitas of a young Rodham.
Ellen Page: The “Juno” star is an edgier pick, but we can totally see her do the stringy hair/big glasses thing.
Justin Timberlake: Southern, at least. Too skinny?
Chris Hemsworth: The guy who played “Thor” — definitely has presence.
Tom Hardy: Fleshy-faced, flirtatious British actor, played Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises.” We’re getting closer here.
Fantasy long-shot pick:
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