Hollywood Eyes Hillary Movie

Screenplay about a young Rodham gathers buzz

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 3, 2013 9:18 AM CST

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton might be leaving the State Department just in time to start guessing who gets to play her in a movie: A screenplay making the rounds in Hollywood, titled simply Rodham, follows the exploits of a 20-something Hillary Rodham as she balances the pressures of her job (working to impeach Richard Nixon as the youngest attorney at the Justice Department) with her budding romance with a guy (some would-be politician named Bill Clinton), Politico reports.

"There's this incredible irony that she worked on the impeachment process that was used against her husband," screenwriter Young Il Kim, a 39-year-old South Korean native, tells Politico. There's no sign that the script is close to being picked up, though it is No. 4 on the "Black List," a much-watched poll in which 300 film executives name the best unproduced scripts they've seen.

U.Ss Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is seen on a small camera screen as she addresses the media during a news conference at the Security Conference, Feb. 4, 2012 in Munich, Germany.   (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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When I put the script down, I was like, ‘Dad, did you know this about Hillary Clinton? Did you know that about Hillary Clinton?' - Richard Arlook, a Hollywood executive who has read the script

I’ve always seen her in the public light and formal and buttoned-down, and here she is making out with Bill and graduating college and trying to find a job. - Richard Arlook, a Hollywood executive who has read the script.

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