Top Contender for Hillary Biopic: Carey Mulligan
Film to tell story of Clinton's early career
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jun 6, 2013 5:03 AM CDT
Actress Carey Mulligan arrives at the Calvin Klein party in Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 16, 2013.   (Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)

(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.

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cornelison
Jun 8, 2013 4:52 PM CDT
She's too young and she looks like a boy. If they want someone similar and a little older Michelle Williams would be more suitable. The there's Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Connelly, Julia Stiles & Claire Danes.
toryd
Jun 8, 2013 2:58 AM CDT
Carey Mulligan is WAY too cute to play this part. See her in The Great Gatsby? They can't "ugly" her enough to play Hillary.
Liberalismiscancer
Jun 8, 2013 1:33 AM CDT
Gary Busey would be much better, more realistic...................