Carey Mulligan Named Top Choice to Play Hillary Clinton in 'Rodham'

Carey Mulligan Named Top Choice to Play Hillary Clinton in 'Rodham'

The 'Great Gatsby' actress surfaces as the frontrunner for the coveted role despite recent rumors not including her in the mix alongside Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon.

A new name of the strong candidate for the role of young Hillary Clinton in biopic "Rodham" has emerged. Sources close to the production spill out a big reveal to The Hollywood Reporter that new Hollywood babe Carey Mulligan will likely end up taking on the sought-after role after she's said to be "the producers' top choice."

Mulligan, whose strong performance in 2009's "An Education" received rave reviews from critics, reportedly will enter negotiations with director James Ponsoldt. Even though both parties are "eager for it to work," the sources say that no decision has been made yet and that other actresses are still in the mix.

Mulligan has never been linked to the project from Temple Hill and The Arlook Group. Rumors have circled around the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried and Jessica Chastain, who recently shut down the report when interviewed at the recent Sound of Change concert in Surrey, London.

The indie drama centers on Hillary Rodham, the youngest lawyer chosen for the House Judiciary Committee to Impeach Nixon, who finds herself forced to choose between a destined path to the White House and her unresolved feelings for former boyfriend Bill Clinton, who is teaching law in Arkansas.

Produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, "Rodham" will use the script by Kim Young Il and is set for a 2016 release during the Presidential Election.


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