Scarlett Johansson And Jessica Chastain Up For Hilary Clinton Role

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  • Both Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Chastain are being lined up to play the politician in a new biopic.

    Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Chastain are going head-to-head for the role of Hilary Clinton in a biopic about the politician’s life.

    According to reports, both actresses are the firm favourites to play the former US Secretary Of State, along with Amanda Seyfried and Reese Witherspoon. 

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

    Director James Ponsoldt told the Metro: “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.”

    Whoever does land the part will have some racy scenes on their hands, if recent reports are anything to go by.

    Discussing leaked sex scenes from the movie in an interview with The Daily Telegraph earlier this week, screenwriter Young II-Kim revealed: “I didn’t write 50 Shades of Rodham, as some news outlets are suggesting. I am a boring prude with little imagination.

    “She was an attractive 26-year-old with an amazing future. And that’s our thematic focus.”

    Get in line, ladies.

    Who do you think would make a good Hilary Clinton? Let us know in the comments box below.


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