Top Contender for Hillary Biopic: Carey Mulligan

Film to tell story of Clinton's early career

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 6, 2013 5:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – Under-40s actresses in Hollywood have been clamoring for the role of Hillary Clinton in an upcoming biopic, but insiders say Carey Mulligan has the best shot. The actress is set to meet with director James Ponsoldt to iron out details. But though the filmmakers and Mulligan are hoping for a deal, the Hollywood Reporter notes, other actresses haven't been ruled out. Previously, Scarlett Johansson, Emma Stone, and Jessica Chastain had been rumored as possibilities. Rodham will tell the story of Clinton's early career working as a lawyer on Richard Nixon's impeachment; it will also address her burgeoning romance with a certain Bill Clinton.

Actress Carey Mulligan arrives at the Calvin Klein party in Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 16, 2013.   (Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
Actress Carey Mulligan attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on Thursday April 18, 2013 in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Carey Mulligan attends a special screening of "The Great Gatsby" on Sunday, May 5, 2013 in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Carey Mulligan arrives for the British Independent Film Awards in London, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Carey Mulligan arrives at the 18th Annual BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Carey Mulligan during a photo call for "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps", at Cannes, France, Friday, May 14, 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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