Hillary Clinton Biopic: Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Chastain Among Front-Runners

Film will focus on the former first lady's early years.

By Alyssa Toomey
|  Wednesday, May 29, 2013  |  Updated 10:13 AM CDT
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Actress Scarlett Johansson is reportedly one of a number of actresses in talks to portray former first lady Hillary Clinton in the upcoming biopic, "Rodham."

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It would not be an easy feat to fill Hillary Rodham Clinton's political pumps, but four A-list actresses are vying to try.

Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried and Jessica Chastain are reportedly the front-runners to play the former secretary of state in the James Ponsoldt-directed biopic, Rodham.

The film will focus on the former first lady's early years, chronicling her days as a Washington lawyer in 1974 at the height of the Watergate scandal.

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"They're all wonderful actresses," Ponsoldt told The Independent. "We're very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We're in an enviable position."

He added: "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."

The film's release is set to be timed with the 2016 presidential election, where Clinton could be a candidate for the Democratic party.

Who do you think should play Hillary on the silver screen? 

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