A bevy of big names are in the running to play a 26-year-old Hillary Rodham Clinton in a forthcoming biopic.
Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Les Miserables’ Amanda Seyfried and Zero Dark Thirty’s Jessica Chastain are all being considered to play the former First Lady, senator and Secretary of State, according to The Independent. The film, titled “Rodham,” focuses on Clinton’s time as a lawyer for House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate investigation.
“They’re all wonderful actresses,” Rodham director James Ponstoldt told the paper. “We’re very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We’re in an enviable position.”
“Regardless of people’s political affiliation or how they feel about Hillary Clinton, you don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive,” he added. “I want a wonderful actress who could embody that.”