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Paltrow to be White House Counsel's Wife

August 12, 2005 04:19:05 GMT

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly will star in a new movie about the Watergate scandal that toppled ex-US president Richard Nixon


Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow, well known for her acting in "Se7en" (1995), is reportedly will team up with superstars Meryl Streep and Annette Bening to star in a new movie about the Watergate scandal that toppled ex-US president Richard Nixon. Will write and direct the film, which will be produced for Hollywood's Paramount Pictures by movie icon Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner of Plan B Productions, is Ryan Murphy.

Paltrow is set to portray Maureen Dean, the wife of White House counsel John Dean, who stood firmly by her husband when he was dragged into the fray. As for Streep, she will play Martha Mitchell, the whistle-blowing wife of former US attorney general John Mitchell, in a celluloid version of John Jeter's play "Dirty Tricks." Meanwhile, Bening will play Thomas, who worked for United Press International, and actress Jill Clayburgh will play the president's wife, Pat Nixon, who grew to loathe Mitchell for destabilizing the presidency.

© AceShowbiz.com




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