Suggested title: “Lord of the Pant Suits: The Two Cankles”
While other film projects based on Hillary Clinton have recently been scrapped, a movie about the former secretary of state is slowly moving forward. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate is in talks to back the film, which looks at Clinton’s early years as a Washington lawyer:
Lionsgate is in early talks to make Rodham, Temple Hill’s and The Arlook Group’s biopic of the former first lady, New York senator, secretary of state and possible presidential candidate,The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
James Ponsoldt, who last directed the acclaimed indie flick The Spectacular Now, is on board to direct the drama, which was written by Young-Il Kim.
The script, which was on the 2012 Black List, portrays Rodham as a young lawyer on the committee involved in President Richard Nixon’s impeachment, as well as shows her juggling a diverging career path with her unresolved feelings for future president Bill Clinton.
CNN had planned a documentary based on Clinton but canceled the project in September due to political pressure from the Clinton camp and the RNC. NBC followed suit and pulled the plug on its Hillary Clinton miniseries soon after.