Carey Mulligan ‘Turns Down’ Role In Hillary Clinton Biopic

Carey Mulligan was the favourite to star in a movie about Hillary Clinton's life, 'Rodham'

Carey Mulligan is out of the running in the race to play Hillary Clinton in the biopic ‘Rodham’.

The Hollywood Reporter today claims that the actress ‘turned down’ the role, as she wasn’t prepared to commit.

According to sources, The Great Gatsby actress was offered the role after a secret meeting with director James Ponsoldt last week.

Entitled ‘Rodham’ after the politician’s maiden name, the movie biopic will follow Hillary Clinton‘s early years as a lawyer in Washington in 1974 and is set for release in 2016, when Hillary could be a candidate for the Democrats.

Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried and Scarlett Johansson are also in the running, but it’s Carey Mulligan that producers were hoping for.

Director James Ponsoldt told The Metro last week: ‘They’re all wonderful actresses. We’re very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We’re in an enviable position.

‘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. I want a wonderful actress who could embody that.’

Jessica Chastain has already slammed reports she’s in the running, telling Digital Spy last week that rumours claiming she’s being lined up for the role are ‘not true’.

Watch this space…

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