“Downton Abbey” has a very powerful fan. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted August 15 that she is a devoted Downton viewer, replying to Twitter’s senior communications manager Rachael Horwitz that they are “birds of feather” when it comes to loving the upstairs-downstairs show.
Clinton will be the subject of a number of small-screen and big-screen projects on her life in anticipation of her expected run for presidential office in 2016. The Republicans have protested the time that will be devoted to her in Charles Ferguson’s CNN-produced documentary, a planned NBC mini-series set to star Diane Lane as Clinton, and indie director James Ponsoldt’s feature “Rodham,” rumored to star Carey Mulligan portraying Clinton in her early days in Washington.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, THR reports that Fox TV Studios has scuttled its support for the NBC mini-series, which the network will continue to develop.