Carey Mulligan Won’t Be Hillary ‘Rodham’ Clinton

Carey Mulligan Won't Be Hillary 'Rodham' Clinton

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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Comments

reed

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

Mos Definitely

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

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

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

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

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