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Carey Mulligan Won't Be Hillary 'Rodham' Clinton

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by Kevin Jagernauth
June 12, 2013 9:03 AM
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It looks like one major brewing biopic will have to go back to the drawing board to find an actress to lead the movie, so let's dive right in...

While Carey Mulligan was recently positioned as the frontrunner for the lead in "Rodham," THR now reports that though she was offered the part, she passed on it. The Black List script by Young Il Kim focuses on Hillary Clinton's student days and her rise into the world of politics, her work on the committee to impeach Richard Nixon, and some dude named Bill. So director James Ponsoldt will have to keep looking, and we'll see if previously tossed around names like Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried, Reese Witherspoon and Emma Stone get back into the mix.

A new draft of the script is currently being worked on with Ponsoldt collaborating with Kim, after which time the phone calls for the lead role will start being placed once again.


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  • reed | June 12, 2013 2:50 PMReply

    wonder what Carey's comments were on the script that sent writer and director back to re-writes.

  • Mos Definitely | June 12, 2013 1:30 PMReply

    I'm biting my nails....Who's going to play the next president overseeing of the NSA's spy-on-Americans-regardless-of-wrongdoing program???

  • Lucy | June 12, 2013 11:17 AMReply

    Interesting that she passed. It's not like she has much else lined up, it feels like her career has cooled off considerably in the last year or two.

  • jd | June 12, 2013 10:59 AMReply

    As this is about an American person, an American actress should be cast. While Carey Mulligan is a good actress, I'm glad she decided not to do it.

  • kitcon | June 12, 2013 9:33 AMReply

    Anna Kendrick or, looking at the GoT photo to the right, Emilia Clarke

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