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

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



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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."

    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.

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