Maybe this should be considered a sequel to Liar, Liar. Apparently this will come under the fiction genre.
A screenplay dramatizing the secretary of state’s early career — when she was a young lawyer with the House Judiciary Committee, while Bill was getting started in Arkansas politics — is in development by Temple Hill Entertainment. Last month, “Rodham” was named the fourth-hottest unproduced script in the annual “Black List” poll of Hollywood execs. (Other Washington stories on the list: a thriller about a journalist investigating an Air Force One crash; a Joe McCarthy biopic; a couple of CIA dramas.) Screenwriter Young Il Kimtold Politico this week that he was inspired by a photo of Clinton “when she was in her 20s with Coke-bottle glasses and long, hippie hair.”
The slavish author of this item in the Washington Post clearly must have also recently suffered a mysterious head trauma considering the suggestions as to who should play the scheming young Ms. Rodham.
Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart: Too young, don’t you think?
Emma Stone: Sure, why not? She’s in every other movie these days. And she has the gravitas of a young Rodham.
Ellen Page: The “Juno” star is an edgier pick, but we can totally see her do the stringy hair/big glasses thing.
Scarlett Johansson: Stay with us here. Too sexy, you say? But look at those cheekbones, the blond hair/dark brows combo.Maybe? Remember, it is a love story.
Yes, because when I see a young Hillary Clinton the first person I think of is Scarlett Johansson.