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Carey Mulligan the Surprise Top Choice for Hillary Clinton Film
US News and World Report ^ | 06/07/2013 | TIERNEY SNEED

Posted on 06/07/2013 4:50:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

We don't know when we'll get the answer to the biggest question about Hillary Clinton's future: Will she run for president? But we're getting closer to answering the second-biggest question: Who will play her in the movie about her early life?

Carey Mulligan is in talks with producers of an upcoming movie about the former first lady and secretary of state, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actress will meet with director James Ponsoldt, and "both sides are eager for it to work," say THR sources.

Mulligan is a surprising choice for the film, which has been buzzed about since its screenplay, titled "Rodham," appeared on the 2012 Hollywood Black List, an annual collection of unfilmed scripts getting the most industry attention. Her name was not among the initial possibilities, which included Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Chastain and Emma Stone.

Mulligan isn't American, but the English actress has played an American icon before, most recently starring as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby." Nevertheless, her biggest competition comes from a different leading lady. According to the The Wrap, Jennifer Lawrence – America's sweetheart – is the producers' other top choice.

"Rodham" examines the early professional life of Clinton, when she worked for the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate scandal. The screenwriter Young II Kim told Politico her interpretation of Clinton's story was about the "journey of a woman who was torn between her personal desires and her professional ambition – both literally pulled her thousands of miles apart, because Bill did not want to leave Arkansas, and she did not want to leave Washington, D.C."

In the meantime, Mulligan will continue to show off her best American accent, appearing in the Coen brothers' upcoming film "Inside Llewyn Davis," about the 1960s American folk music scene.


TOPICS: History; Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boycotthollywood; careymulligan; clintonscandals; hillaryclinton; revisionisthistory; watergate

Carey Mulligan looks to be the frontrunner for portraying Hillary Clinton in an upcoming biopic.
1 posted on 06/07/2013 4:50:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Also reported here : Carey Mulligan Eyed to Play Hillary Clinton in Biopic (Exclusive)
2 posted on 06/07/2013 4:52:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Though Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Chastain and Emma Stone have been rumored to be in the "Rodham" mix, the Brit actress has emerged as the top choice.
3 posted on 06/07/2013 4:53:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise
How about Betty instead?


4 posted on 06/07/2013 4:55:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary should get a Mulligan. Bill has certainly had more than his quota of them.


5 posted on 06/07/2013 4:57:39 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: SeekAndFind

6 posted on 06/07/2013 4:58:54 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: SeekAndFind

How long is it going to take doing makeup to give her shankles?


7 posted on 06/07/2013 4:59:48 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Often in films, there are body doubles, voice doubles, etc.

If there is a need for a cankle double, I’m suggesting Lyudmila Putin (the soon to be ex). I haven’t seen that much water retention since Grand Coulee was built!


8 posted on 06/07/2013 5:01:24 PM PDT by llevrok (Joe Biden is the Fredo Corleone of the Obama crime family.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I like Carey. I don’t want her star power to be used as image rehab for Shrillary.


9 posted on 06/07/2013 5:02:21 PM PDT by relictele (A place dedicated to economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: llevrok
Lyudmila Putin (the soon to be ex).

She wasn't that bad looking when she was Carey Mulligan's age...



But you cannot escape from Father Time...


10 posted on 06/07/2013 5:04:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Revolting cat!

Where’s the picture of the north end of that southbound jackass at ?

That’s who should get the role if the cellulite hits the celluloid....

Stay safe !


11 posted on 06/07/2013 5:07:13 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

If she’s going to play Hillary, my advice to her is this: watch you back. Don’t even blink. Blink and you’re dead. Good luck.


12 posted on 06/07/2013 6:01:56 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Squantos

If there were Gorgons still around I bet Medusa could play Hillary. She would not even have to act, just be herself.

If Medusa was not available, they could find a Harpy to portray her.


13 posted on 06/07/2013 6:15:14 PM PDT by yarddog (uit.)
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To: SeekAndFind
She may be a good choice as far as character casting goes but to get character casting and type casting, Kathy Bates is the real deal.
14 posted on 06/07/2013 6:20:02 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who’s going to play Huma?


15 posted on 06/07/2013 6:34:25 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor
Who’s going to play Huma?

Michael Douglas?

16 posted on 06/07/2013 7:00:35 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise

Who’s gonna play Vince, who’s gonna play Chelsea’s dad, who’s gonna play Craig Livingstone?!


17 posted on 06/07/2013 7:03:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pee Wee Herman as Lanny Davis.


18 posted on 06/07/2013 7:09:30 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: SeekAndFind

Would probably be more appropriate to go to Russia and find an old communist party hag to play the part .... she could easily learn the part.


19 posted on 06/07/2013 7:39:16 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (But for an ignorant electorate Slow Joe would have become a circus clown or union thug.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The thing about Russian women is they don’t have a gentle slide downhill and age gracefully, they fall off a cliff and hit the branches along the way.


20 posted on 06/07/2013 7:41:10 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: yarddog

Agree 100% !


21 posted on 06/07/2013 7:53:30 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: irishtenor

‘Who’s going to play Huma?’

John Turturro


22 posted on 06/07/2013 8:02:10 PM PDT by Delta Dawn
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To: Revolting cat!

Is she going to play Lil’ Betty Currie (owner of Socks the PhotoOp Cat)?


23 posted on 06/08/2013 1:47:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Rodham" examines the early professional life of Clinton, when she worked for the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate scandal.

Perhaps the earliest documented corrupt activities of Ms. Clinton.

24 posted on 06/08/2013 1:49:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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