Carey Mulligan Turns Down Hillary Clinton Biopic, RODHAM

     June 11, 2013

Last week we reported that Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby) was the frontrunner for the Hillary Clinton biopic, Rodham.  Now it appears that Mulligan is going to pass on the opportunity, saying she’s “not prepared to commit to the role at this time.”  This may come as good news for one of the other actors reportedly being sought for the role, such as Jessica ChastainScarlett JohanssonReese Witherspoon, and Amanda Seyfried.  The James Ponsoldt-directed film focuses on Clinton as a young lawyer on the President Richard Nixon impeachment committee, and her attempts to balance her career path with her unresolved feelings for future President, Bill Clinton.  THR also reports that the filmmakers are renewing the search for their lead.

  • tara

    I’m sorry, but I don’t like any of those options for Clinton. Too bad about Mulligan.

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  • Hop

    Hah! Finally an actress with substance! Glad somebody in Hollywood is brave enough to turn down stupid roles!

  • Redjester

    Half of those actresses won’t be able to pull off the look and the others won’t be able to pull off the lower pitched voice.

    How about Kate Winslet?

    Or Meryl Streep as the middle aged to present Hillary Clinton and a separate actress for the younger Hillary? That could work.

    • Redjester

      A quick follow-up: I just looked at the films IMDB page and it is directed by a subpar indie director and a first time writer suggesting the film might not have very lofty expectations or academy award promise.

      Any film with a mediocre director and a first time writer will have a mighty tough time bagging an A-list actress…

      Hell, even the list above is probably more of a wish-list than a realistic list of possible Hillary’s. Well, except for Amanda Siegfried, they might be able to get her…

    • Jay

      As much as we want Meryl for everything, because she’s really that great, I’m sorry to say we don’t get any middle aged Hillary. Only 14 year old, then 20 year old, and finally 26-29 year old.

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  • Joseph M

    Well done. No actress of integrity would appear in a whitewash about a sociopathic liar.

  • Edward_U

    Too bad, she looks the most like Hillary. The problem is almost NO actress in Hollywood look like her. Kate Winslet comes close, but she’s 15 years too old for the part.

  • Jay

    Given the indie nature of the film and her shocking resemblance to Hillary, I think this role has Zoe Kazan written all over it. I also read the script. Its very, meh. Mostly a romance between late-20-year-old Bill and Hill, fighting and getting back together. I can’t really see it getting much Academy love. Maybe some Independent Spirit Awards.

    • Jay

      To be honest, I feel that the script was so high on the Blacklist not because it was particularly gripping or anything, but because it was simply about Hillary Clinton. It alludes a lot to her aspirations of being president, even while she’s in her late 20s. There’s even this ironic line in the script when one of her friends ask, “What do you think we’ll see first? A black president or a woman president?” to which she responds “woman”. It could be a boost for her rumored 2016 Presidential Campaign (possibly, maybe), but I feel the storyline in it is irrelevant to modern politics.

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  • kemo

    uggghh on all fronts!

  • Hop

    Good, lets just cancel this movie, shall we?

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  • Del Horton

    So both Ms.Piggy and Roseann Barr were Busy?