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Who will play Hillary Clinton in biopic Rodham?

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Updated: Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 16:51 [IST]

Who will play Hillary Clinton in Rodham?
Rodham is a biopic based on the life of Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton. The movie is now under the pipeline and the casting of an actress for the title has sparked a fiercest debate in the Hollywood circle. Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried, Scarlett Johansson and a few other actresses have reportedly been shortlisted for the role, but the film bosses are said to be finding it tough to finalise a name.

According to reports, the movie will offer a fictionalised version of a young Hillary Rodham starting out on a life path. It will deal with events in her life in the 1970s as she meets Bill Clinton and works in Washington DC, involved in the dramatic events surrounding the impeachment of then President Richard Nixon. Speculations are being made in the Hollywood that the film is Clinton's potential bid to be the first female president. It is said to be one of her tricks for the epic battle for the White House in 2016.

Whatever be the motive behind doing this movie Rodham, it is going to be a dream come true moment for the actress, who is going to perform the role. This is also going to be a breakthrough moment for her. It also offers an unusual platform for an actress. But the role is going to be very risky as it is sure to get a lot of scrutiny. "The danger is that they do a bad job. It could end your career. You are playing someone so revered," says an expert from the industry.

Meanwhile, there is also a serious debate going on who might play Bill Clinton in the movie Rodham, which will be directed by James Ponsoldt. Reports suggest that the names of Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, James Franco and Jeremy Renner are among the top picks for the role. It should be seen who would be cast for the roles of Hillary and her love interest Bill.

Topics: hillary clinton, rodham, jessica chastain, reese witherspoon, amanda seyfried, scarlett johansson
Story first published:  Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 15:59 [IST]
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