Scarlett Johansson Is… Hillary Clinton?
In what could be one of the worst casting choices in history, 28-year-old Scarlett Johansson is rumored to be in the running to play former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the upcoming biopic, “Rodham.”
“Rodham” will be directed by James Ponsoldt. The script for the film focuses on Clinton’s early years, her marriage to President Bill Clinton, and the first stages of her own career.
“Rodham” is “a 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.,” Young Il Kim, who wrote the script, said.
Johansson will have a little competition for the part. Jessica Chastain, Amanda Seyfried, and Reese Witherspoon are all reportedly up for the role as well.
“They’re all wonderful actresses,” Ponsoldt said, The Independent reports. “We’re very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We’re in an enviable position.”