As Clinton TV Projects Die, Hollywood Steps In
'Rodham' will tell love story of Hillary and Bill in their 20s—if it finds a backer
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2013 8:54 AM CDT
FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2013, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about Syria in the South Court Auditorium on the White House Complex in Washington. The filmmaker who...   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

(Newser) – Both CNN's documentary and NBC's miniseries on Hillary Clinton were canned last week (as reported by the LA Times), but hope that we will get to see the Hillary story on screen remains. A third project, a biopic called Rodham, is quietly gaining traction in Hollywood, the New York Times reports. The feature film would focus on the former first lady in her 20s—including her budding romance with Bill—and is slated to be directed by James Ponsoldt, whose recent indie teen romance The Spectacular Now had a good showing at the box office.

Of course, the film still needs a financier, and the filmmakers could run into the same alleged issues as the CNN production: the would-be director says the plug was pulled after Democrats stonewalled interviews and research. However, a source close to the Clintons counters that there has already been a small library of unauthorized book and film projects featuring Hillary, and for the most part, "we don’t care, don’t really even notice." It probably won't hurt that the script has reportedly been toned down. A description of the original by the Daily Beast earlier this year included a steamy sex scene in which the Clintons "devour each other" and F-bombs aplenty.

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Oct 18, 2013 12:05 AM CDT
Oh how sad for the queen of mean, hanoy helga, hellary the hell-hound. I'm sure she was hoping for a Nobel and I'm not saying she won't get one the way they pick them these days. I'm sure its a tie between her and Kim Jong Un either way, same difference. Please, Democrats, wake up and pick anyone else such as Nancy Pelosi, Carolyn Kennedy, Michelle Obama, or the likes. Anyone, I mean anyone except the butcher of the Ozarks. I promise, I would vote for those ladies in a heartbeat.
Oct 9, 2013 10:55 PM CDT
Oct 7, 2013 11:10 PM CDT
The cigar scene with Monica could prove to be the high point of the film.