Rodham isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until the 2016 Presidential Election, but that isn’t stopping the film’s director from giving interviews about it and spilling some major casting details. James Ponsoldt chatted with The Independent about which four ladies he has his eyes on to play a young Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“Regardless of people’s political affiliation or how they feel about Hillary Clinton, you don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive,” Ponsoldt told The Independent. “I want a wonderful actress who could embody that.”
The biopic will focus on Clinton’s time as a House Judiciary Committee lawyer in her twenties. She served as a counsel to the committee during the Watergate scandal. There are rumors that Kim Young II’s script includes many racy scenes. When the scribe was asked about it, he coyly replied, “It’s an evolving process so I don’t know. She was an attractive 26-year-old with an amazing future. And that’s our thematic focus.” I’m not sure if the world is ready for a 50 Shades of Hillary type of flick. Don’t you agree?
Two of the four supposed frontrunners for the political role of a lifetime are Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon. If I had to chose between these two ladies, I’d cast my vote for Witherspoon. Her role as Tracy Flick in the 1999 film Election is exactly what I’d picture a young Clinton to be. Find out the other two ladies below.
The other two ladies reportedly in the mix are Jessica Chastain and Amanda Seyfried. Even though Seyfriend and Johansson are in the correct age range as Hillary in the film, I still maintain that Reese is the best choice for the role. Can you picture Seyfried doing it? Love her, but the thought of her going from porn legend Linda Lovelace to playing Clinton is kinda hilarious. Plus, I don’t think Hillary herself would approve.
What do you think of the pool of candidates? Who should get elected to the role? Thoughts on the reported racy scenes? Can you picture Hillary getting her freak on? Sound off below.