Hillary Clinton Miniseries: Diane Lane To Star As Former Secretary Of State
Young Il Kim wrote the screenplay for Rodham, a Hillary Clinton biopic that will focus on her younger years
Hillary Clinton’s life over the last 15 years – from her time as First Lady during the Monica Lewinsky scandal through her time in Barack Obama’s cabinet as Secretary of State – will be chronicled in a four-hour miniseries on NBC.
Diane Lane has been nabbed to star in the biopic, though the actor to play the role of Bill Clinton has yet to be announced, reported Entertainment Weekly. The miniseries, which will “recount Clinton’s life as a wife, mother, politician and cabinet member,” according to NBC’s Bob Greenblatt, will need an equally strong presence to take on the former president. The roles of Chelsea Clinton, Lewinsky and Obama will also need to be cast.
The film will be written and directed by Frozen River's Courtney Hunt, and will not be based on a published book on the Clintons or directly involve the potential 2016 presidential nominee, according to Greenblatt. The project is expected to air sometime prior to when Clinton would announce her candidacy.
NBC’s unnamed miniseries isn’t the only project in the works that will have Hillary Clinton at its focus. A feature film titled Rodham, with a screenplay penned by Young Il Kim, will follow the very beginnings of her political career.
“I’ve always seen her in the public light and formal and buttoned-down, and here she is making out with Bill and graduating college and trying to find a job,” Kim told Rolling Stone about the time the film will be set in. “It’s them starting off and meeting and falling in love and facing all the challenges and struggles that everybody else does.”
CNN has recently announced that they will be producing a documentary on Hillary Clinton, reported Politico. Documentary filmmaker Charles H. Ferguson will direct the feature-length project.
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